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Turkey: Erdogan hold talks with GNA's Sarraj following Libya ceasefire00:19

Turkey: Erdogan hold talks with GNA's Sarraj following Libya ceasefire

Turkey, Istanbul
January 12, 2020 at 15:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the Prime Minister of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul, on Sunday.

The two leaders were seen shaking hands and posing for photos ahead of holding closed-door talks.

The meeting comes one day after Libyan National Army (LNA) leader Khalifa Haftar announced a 'conditional' ceasefire in its operation to take Tripoli from the GNA that came into force on Sunday at 00:00 local time (22:00 GMT).

Earlier on Wednesday, Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire to start on January 12.

Turkey: Erdogan hold talks with GNA's Sarraj following Libya ceasefire00:19
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the Prime Minister of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul, on Sunday.

The two leaders were seen shaking hands and posing for photos ahead of holding closed-door talks.

The meeting comes one day after Libyan National Army (LNA) leader Khalifa Haftar announced a 'conditional' ceasefire in its operation to take Tripoli from the GNA that came into force on Sunday at 00:00 local time (22:00 GMT).

Earlier on Wednesday, Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire to start on January 12.

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