Ankara is providing Libya military training and support as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two nations on security and military cooperation, says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
The two leaders have also addressed steps to enhance bilateral relations, especially in tourism, transport, energy, and economy, and the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) is “determined” to resume its offensive against warlord Haftar’s militias unless they withdrew from two strategic locations, port city of Sirte and home to an airbase Jufra, Turkish foreign minister says.
British mission in Libya said that the interruption of Libyan oil facilities has cost over $6 billion since January and damaged the oil sector’s infrastructure, adding the reports of mercenaries interfering could lead to further harm.
The UN chief also expressed his shock at the recent discovery of mass graves in territory recently recaptured from Haftar's militia.
A document obtained by TRT World appears to show the UAE lobbying for an American intervention in Libya, a move that turns its back on Turkey and the GNA
"Mines and improvised explosive devices (planted) in or near homes have caused more than 100 victims," the UN mission in Libya has said in a statement.
Aguila Saleh's motives are unclear but some speculate that he might be positioning himself as a power broker.
The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
Libyan Deputy Defence Minister Salah Al Namroush said Turkey's strategic alliance with his country has helped in its organisation of military forces, as both sides in the war prepare to fight for the strategic city of Sirte
FM Mohamad Taher Siala says there has been no prior consultation with his government, and the meeting would "merely deepen the rift" between Arab governments on the conflict.
Senior Turkish officials including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visited Tripoli to meet Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj after Turkey helped Libya's UN-backed government stave off an offensive by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias.
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