Libyan MP: Foreign Forces Must Leave


Member of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Misbah Douma, claimed that Turkey is working to impose its administration on Libya.

In a tweet, Douma added, “the Libyan judiciary is independent and its ruling to invalidate the Turkish agreements was issued in accordance with the legal provisions in force in the Libyan state.” He stressed that what the Turkish state is doing is imposing a fait accompli in the absence of unified institutions.

The Member of Parliament (MP) stressed that the exit of all mercenaries and foreign forces from Libyan territory is a non-negotiable issue, they must leave immediately.

Days ago, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, announced that the Libyan government informed Turkey that it was behind the hydrocarbon agreement.

Regarding the decision of a court in Tripoli to suspend the execution of the hydrocarbon agreement signed between Turkey and Libya, Çavuşoğlu stated that they immediately contacted the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba.

Reminding parties that they signed the said agreement during his visit to Tripoli on October 3rd, Çavuşoğlu said, “the text is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) just like the memorandums of understanding that Libya signed with other countries. It does not need to be passed by the parliament in Libya.”

Çavuşoğlu said, “the court has decided to stay the execution. After all, this is a decision, not a final verdict. The (Libyan) government is behind the agreement and they said they are doing the necessary work. After all, this cooperation agreement is extremely important for them as the Libyan government and the state. They said they were behind it and would follow it closely.”

On Tuesday, the Tripoli Court of Appeal ruled to suspend the implementation of the Libyan-Turkish MoU, on oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean.

This came after five lawyers had appealed to the Court of Appeal against the agreement signed by the Tripoli-based government with Ankara.

They argued that the Libyan Political Agreement “prevents the Al-Dbaiba government from concluding any international agreements.”

They pointed out that the agreement violates many items of the oil law, most notably the lack of Turkish companies’ experience in this field. As well as “violated the State Audit Bureau law in controlling public funds. As well as the state finance law of 2008, regarding the management of state funds.”