Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya

Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya

Posted on Jan 9, 2020

Turkey and Russia, which are supporting opposition groups in Libya, have called on all Libyan sides to hold a ceasefire from January 12 to normalize the situation in other cities, including Tripoli.

According to a Reuters report, Turkish President Rajab Tayyab Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Istanbul, after which the parties demanded a ceasefire in Tripoli.

Turkey and Libya are believed to be backing the United Nations and the internationally recognized Faiz al-Assad's Government of National Accord (GNA), while Russian military contractors are being hired by the opposition National Army General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA).

The Turkish president had already announced that he would send his military advisers to Tripoli, while in November last year a deal was signed with the Libyan government, after which he also announced to send his troops.

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Last week, the Turkish parliament approved sending troops to Libya, and it had given President Rajab Tayyab Erdogan a decision on these matters.

The reaction came from Egypt immediately after voting in the Turkish parliament, condemning the process, saying it was a violation of international law and the Security Council's resolutions regarding Libya, as well as the Arab League. Was condemned.

After meeting in Istanbul, Rajab Tayyab Erdogan and Putin called for a ceasefire and called for peace talks in Tripoli and other cities to normalize the situation and to monitor the UN.

The statement said the Libyan conflict poses threats to the region's stability and that illegal migration is also on the rise, and that human trafficking, including the proliferation of weapons, terrorism and crime, is increasing in the region.

The UN is constantly working towards establishing peace in Libya and is working to pave the way for peace through dialogue between the groups that have indicated a slight improvement.

Caliphate Haftar fighters occupied the main coastal city of Serbia in the strategic battle of Libya during the recent war, and are making further progress.

The LNA has besieged Tripoli's government since April 2019 and attacks are underway and have now reached 370km from the capital Tripoli, where the fighting continues.

The GNA forces said they retreated to avoid bloodshed, where they had been in control since 2016.

According to LNA officials, airstrikes have been carried out at check posts established by him in Abughrin, while ground troops are also fighting between the troops.

Remember that Muammar Gaddafi, the long-time ruler of Libya, was ousted during the 'Arab Spring' campaign in 2011.

Western countries participated in the operations against Muammar Gaddafi, but after his rule, tensions escalated in Libya and civil war began where militants were strong on the one hand, and General Khalifa Haftar, on the other hand, formed his militia. But established his own government.

General Khalifa Haftar's militia besieged Tripoli in April this year and disrupted the government's system, and they have the support of key countries in the region - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.




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