Libya’s government has been under attack by the warlord Haftar for several years. His armed group gets support from the anti-democratic governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an article.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday has raised eyebrows in Ankara, with many experts arguing that Mitsotakis wants Haftar to make any peace deal conditional to his own demands.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's visit comes as world powers step up efforts for a lasting ceasefire, nine months after Haftar's militia launched an assault on the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Snubbed by Germany, Athens hosts warlord Khalifa Haftar who's expected to meet Greece's prime minister and other officials during a stopover on his way to Berlin.
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Turkey will continue to use all diplomatic and military means to ensure stability to its south, including in Libya, says President Erdogan, adding Turkey's seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis would soon be deployed.
Pro-Haftar mercenaries were also deployed to the region and drones operated by the United Arab Emirates were flying over Tripoli.
President Erdogan said the "putschist Haftar ran away" from Moscow after Monday's peace talks between him and the head of the Tripoli-based government.
France and five Sahel region nations agree to combine forces against militants in volatile region, leaders say after a summit in Pau, southwest France, with President Macron pledging 220 more troops to reinforce Barkhane operation.
Russian FM Lavrov says Fayez al Sarraj and Khaled al Mechri "have just signed" the ceasefire agreement, while Khalifa Haftar and Aguila Saleh "have asked for a bit more time until morning to make a decision on its signing."
Late on Saturday, Haftar forces announced a ceasefire starting at 2200GMT.
The statement issued by Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said the two leaders also discussed the regional developments.
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