Turkish assembly backs joining NATO naval operation

ANKARA - Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a government decision to join a NATO naval operation to enforce a UN-sanctioned arms embargo off Libya, Turkish television news channels reported.
Turkey has agreed to send four frigates, a submarine and a support vessel for the naval operation. The United States wants to hand over command of the air campaign to NATO within days, but Turkey's insistence on conditions has held up any agreement on this.
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