Turkish lawmakers will vote on a motion allowing the deployment of troops in Libya when parliament meets on 7 January, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Now, Erdogan may up the stakes by putting Turkish soldiers on the ground in the north African country, which has been wracked by civil strife that has mutated into a proxy war stoked by neighboring countries, Persian Gulf states and European governments.
In April, Mr Haftar waged a military campaign against the GNA with the aim of seizing the capital and full control of Libya. "If an appropriate appeal is received from the Libyan authorities, we will consider the issue", Erdogan said.
"Based on our memorandum of understanding on ... security and military cooperation, we will submit a motion for the deployment of the troops to parliament as the first item after it reopens".
He said he will present a bill to parliament early next month on sending the troops.
The deal between the Erdogan government and the GNA regime in Tripoli also has far-reaching implications for an increasingly sharp crisis in the eastern Mediterranean, where the devastation wrought by decades of United States military interventions in the Middle East threatens to spill over into a conflict involving all of the major powers.
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"They are helping a warlord".
It is the second military adventure Turkey has proposed embarking on in three months since invading Kurdish-held areas in Syria.
Thursday's announcement came a day after Erdogan met with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, during a surprise visit to the Tunisian capital to discuss developments in neighbouring Libya.
'We will go to places where we are invited to, and not go to places we are not invited to, ' Erdogan said.
Moscow last month denied reports in the New York Times that it had sent had mercenaries to fight on Haftar's side, while the United Nations has also accused the strongman's forces of recruiting fighters from Sudan.
Last week, Russian Federation talked about it was very concerned about Turkey's potential troop deployment in Libya, together with that the navy accord between the two worldwide places raised questions.
Erdogan has said Haftar's forces are backed by Russian security company Wagner but Moscow has denied this.