Russia concerned over Turkey’s Libya vote

Russia is concerned over a motion passed by Turkey’s parliament authorizing the government to send troops to Libya, a Russian lawmaker said Thursday.

Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, told reporters that military intervention is certainly not the best option to resolve the crisis in Libya.

Stressing that Russia has always supported a diplomatic solution, Slutsky said seeking a peaceful resolution of the Libyan crisis should be maintained through the efforts of the UN and international community.

The Turkish parliament ratified a motion Thursday authorizing the government to send troops to Libya.