(Now, wait for it!)https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/ ... 15828.html
Egypt's parliament approves troop deployment to Libya
Move comes as Libya gov't and Turkey demand an end of foreign intervention in support of commander Khalifa Haftar.
What a hypocrite Turkey's political strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is: to demand that "foreign" (read Egyptian forces abstain from supporting the Benghazi (rebel?) government of western Libya (the part closest to Egypt itself) while giving no undertaking to withdraw Turkish forces that are presently invested in western Libya in support of the government in Tripoli - that barely hangs on to the official capital of Libya.
The Egyptian foray is obviously a defencive move in belated response to the Turkish ploy on the other side of Libya. If each keeps to its side of this divided country then there should be no problems. Indeed, between them Turkey and Egypt might even jointly play the role of peacemakers in a country that for years has been in a state of civil war. This is not guaranteed however as I believe that Erdoğan has great power dreams in the Mediterranean/levantine region for his country. Bad news for Egypt whichy yould have it their national interest to thwart Turkish ambition.
Libya has oilfields on both sides of the country. Egypt seems destined to become the power broker in deciding the disposal of the oil in eastern Libya while Turkey does the same with the oil of western Libya.