The International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, IPTP, has condemned the intervention of the Turkish Armed Forces in the troubled country of Libya, describing it as “a very dangerous turning point for the worse” in the North African nation.
Making its position known from its headquarters in Malta, IPTP said, “as advocates of tolerance and peace, we reject and denounce the military intervention of a foreign state in another sovereign state in a way that we are witnessing today in Libya”.
It observed that Libya, being an active member of the Arab League, was subject to the League’s rules that regulate seeking military support from friends and allies to avert dangers, terrorism, and similar security issues.
It will be recalled that the Arab League resolution on the 31st of December 2019 stressed “the necessity to prevent interference that could contribute to facilitating the arrival of foreign extremists in Libya”.
The Parliament expressed “serious concern over the military escalation further aggravating the situation in Libya, which threatens the security and stability of neighbouring countries and the entire region”.
While also recalling that the joint statement of the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy called for a halt to fighting and an end to “continuing outside interference”.
The specialised global parliament backed the Head of the European Union Diplomacy, Josep Borrell’s position that the Turkish decision to intervene with their troops in Libya could increase worries about the situation in that country.
It further threw its weight behind the fears expressed by the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, that “the various threats of political and military interference in the internal affairs of the country (Libya) increase the risk of a confrontation, whose motives have nothing to do with the fundamental interests of the Libyan people and their aspirations for freedom, peace, democracy and development.