Shock in Turkey – They were told in Ankara that the Turkish Gulf Memorandum is not valid


For the past two years, the “delimitation of maritime jurisdiction” and the “security and military cooperation” agreements signed by Turkey with the government of the Libyan National Accord and approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly in December 2019, have not been discussed in Parliament. of Libya.

Meeting in Ankara

This was stated by the delegation of the Libyan House of Representatives during a meeting on Wednesday with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, as part of its visit to Ankara.

Following this briefing, the Turkish website sozcu, referring to the issue, wrote in its headline: “Amazing statement by the Libyan delegation to the Grand Turkish National Assembly”.

She continued her article by noting that Libyan Deputy Speaker Fevzi al-Nuwairi and his accompanying delegation met with members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Akif Tsagatay.

The meeting referred to the “Memorandum of Understanding on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction” signed between Turkey and Libya and the “Security and Military Co-operation” agreement, which sets the framework for Turkish military support to the Libyan National Accord Government.

The χη alchemies of Ankara on the map

Members of the Libyan House of Representatives said in a statement that the “delimitation of maritime jurisdiction” and the “security and military co-operation” agreements, approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly in December 2019, were not on their agenda. have not been approved by the Libyan parliament.

They were not ratified by the Libyan Parliament

“The agreement on the delimitation of the maritime jurisdiction is not a problem for Libya, only its timing is problematic,” said Fevzi al-Nuwairi, deputy speaker of the Libyan parliament.

Nuwairi noted that “there is opposition within Libya to the security and military co-operation agreement and conciliation is needed to ratify it.”

Al-Nuwairi believes, as he said, that the agreements will be ratified by Libya in the next period.

Other Libyan members of the delegation also stated that the two agreements never came to the Libyan parliament, were not discussed and were not ratified.

Libya’s caretaker Prime Minister χαAbdulhamid al-Dhaiba (left) meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoάνan

Youssef al-Aguri, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, one of the members of the delegation, said:

“As the House of Representatives, we have never seen the two agreements. They did not come before us. We could not edit them. They signed unilaterally with Turkey. But we are the only parliament in Libya. “Our opinion should have been taken,” he said.

The Turkish delegation included MPs from the ruling AKP Hasan Hasan Turan, the main opposition CHP Eskisehir Utku κιakirozer, MHP Οsmail νzdemir, IYI Ahmet Eroάνan and HDP Tulay Hat Χαri Hatτςc..

Opposition CHP lawmaker Eskisehir Utku Tsakirozer, a member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was “deeply concerned” and saddened by the Libyan delegation’s statements.

“Very serious, very sad and worrying”

Chakirozer made the following remarks:

* While these agreements were discussed in the Grand Turkish National Assembly, we supported and approved the Agreement on the Delimitation of Maritime Jurisdiction, which is in line with the interests of our country.

* But we were opposed to the military agreement that would make Turkey part of this conflict.

The Libyan delegation’s remarks left Eskisehir Utku κιakirozer with his mouth open (archive photo

* And then, as representatives of the CHP, both in the committee and in the general assembly, we warned that supporting one side in the military conflict could have results against us. Today, it has become clear how right we were in our concerns.

* The words of the Libyan MPs are very serious, very sad and disturbing. The Maritime Jurisdiction Agreement (EEZ), which we also support, and the other military agreement, have not even been on the agenda in the Libyan Parliament for two years.

* There is not even parliamentary approval. We need to learn from this now. From now on, Turkey must quickly develop a non-partisan and comprehensive dialogue with Libya, and in particular ensure that the Agreement on the Delimitation of Maritime Jurisdiction is ratified by the Libyan parliament as soon as possible.


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