Turkey is counting on a ceasefire agreement in Libya, similar to an agreement with the Russian Federation on Syrian Idlib, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.
On Thursday in Moscow, negotiations were held between the leaders of Russia and Turkey in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib. Following the meeting, a joint document was adopted. The parties reaffirmed their commitment to the “Astana format” and announced the introduction of a ceasefire regime from midnight on Friday. The parties agreed to jointly patrol the important M4 highway, which is now under the control of militants.
“We hope that the situation in Libya will find a solution and a decision will be made similar to what we took in Moscow on the Syrian Idlib”, – Erdogan told Turkish reporters on a plane after a visit to Moscow. He is quoted by Anadolu.
He expressed the hope that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will take positive steps” in this regard.
After the overthrow and assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya virtually ceased to function as a single state. Dual power reigns in the country now. The parliament elected by the people sits in the east, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the Government of National Accord, formed with the support of the UN and the European Union, rules. The authorities of the eastern part of the country operate independently of Tripoli and cooperate with the Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar.Two suicide bombers staged bombings at the US Embassy in Tunisia