The corporation has the full backing of the US but Haftar attempts to use it as a bargaining chip to have the upper hand in political negotiations.
The UN-recognised Government of National Accord would need the coastal city as well as the strategic airbase handed over before any ceasefire, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said.
Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) has accused the United Arab Emirates of encouraging warlord Khalifa Haftar militias to reimpose a blockade of oil exports after the departure of the first tanker in six months.
Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude oil in Africa, is torn between the rival powers of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and the warlord Khalifa Haftar, who control some areas in the south and east.
As the Libyan conflict drags on the US could find itself fending off an expansionist Russia seeking a foothold in the country.
UN chief Antonio Guterres warns of foreign interference in Libya, including delivery of sophisticated equipment and number of mercenaries involved in fighting there.
Two defence ministers agreed at talks on the need for a political solution to Libya's conflict.
The explosions due to landmines and explosives planted by Haftar’s militia are a potential violation of international law, says UN Support Mission in Libya.
Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) had taken control of the Al Watiya airbase, 140 kilometres (90 miles) southwest of Tripoli, from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias in May.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has reiterated Turkey’s support for Libyan people to ensure they live "comfortably, happier and more confidently."
The GNA makes alarming discovery of bodies - including women and children - that Haftar’s militias have seemingly left in their wake in former strongholds
Turkey’s ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu has said that UAE’s efforts to undermine the UN’s efforts and credibility continue unabated.
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