Libyan Parliament "torpedoed" in agreement with Turkey

As reported by the Libyan media, the country’s parliament said it does not recognize the agreement with Ankara. The ink with the signatures under the agreement, which was signed by the Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Libya, did not have time to “dry”, and the parliament in Tripoli announced that it did not recognize this agreement.

As the Libyan website “The Libya Update” reports in its successive tweets, “The Libyan parliament rejects agreement on hydrocarbons, signed today between Turkey and the government of national unity”.

The Libyan parliament has rejected a hydrocarbon deal signed today between Turkey and the Libyan government of national unity.

“The Dbeiba government does not have jurisdiction to sign such treaties.” In the second post, he explains that this agreement was rejected by the parliament as “illegal”, since it does not have the approval of the Libyan legislature, that is, the parliament.

It is recalled that the Libyan parliament, the only elected body in the civil war-torn country, has withdrawn the confidence of the government of Abdulhamid Dbeiba and, accordingly, does not recognize any of his actions.

Libyan parliament condemns today’s hydrocarbon deal with #Turkey, as “illegal”, citing a lack of approval from the Libyan legislature.

“The government’s term is over,” says the speaker of parliament.

According to a new update, Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh calls the hydrocarbon deal with Turkey “illegal” as he says Dbeiba’s government, “whose term has expired, is not authorized to conclude international agreements.”

Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh calls a deal on hydrocarbons with #Turkey “illegal” and says that the Dbeibeh government, whose mandate has expired, is not authorized to broker international deals.

The Libyan parliament says the agreement signed with Turkey deprives the eastern region of Cyrenaica of its rights to hydrocarbons.

Let’s also not forget that the Libyan parliament also reacted to the “famous” Turkish-Libyan memorandum, which allegedly defines the EEZ between Libya and Turkey, ignoring … the existence of many Greek islands, including Crete.

However, one must understand that in Libya, after a long period of intervention and civil war, when Gaddafi was killed, dual power reigns. In the west, in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord sits, and the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, controls the east of the country.

In early February 2022, the country’s parliament elected a new prime minister. It was former interior minister Fathi Bashaga. At the same time, the current head of government, Abdel Hamid Dbeiba, does not want to give up his powers. However, the deputies act according to their own rules. Simultaneously with the election of a new prime minister, they voted for amendments to the country’s constitutional declaration.

Turkey is supporting Abdel Hamid Dbeiba, supplying him with weapons, drones and military specialists. In return, Turkey gains access to Libyan oil and gas, while trying (not without success), as payment, “lease” hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf of Libya. Turkey is not particularly concerned about the legality of this action.

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