Turkish armed forces to serve on NATO embargo in Libya

Turkish armed forces to serve on NATO embargo in Libya
# 24 March 2011 17:44 (UTC +04:00)
The government requested the parliament to allow it and the military to send troops to foreign countries in the motion, saying the UN Security Council adopted two resolutions to end the violence in Libya after turmoil in the North African country began in February.

Turkey will send four frigates, a submarine and an auxiliary warship to a NATO mission that will enforce arms embargo off Libya, which will be joined by other countries like Italy, Canada, Spain and the United States, NATO officials said Wednesday.

Commander of Turkey’s Naval Forces Admiral Ugur Yigit said Wednesday there had already been two Turkish ships in Libya, adding that two other ships and a submarine have set off for Libya, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED