On Sunday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Libyan crisis couldn’t be solved by military methods, after dialogue with Algerian pioneer Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Algiers.
Algeria, which shares a 1,000-kilometer border area with Libya, is attempting to negotiate in a political arrangement to the contention grasping its neighbor, which undermines national security, The National reported.
Erdogan said in the wake of meeting the Algerian President that “we have said lately that Libyan crisis would not be settled through military methods.” He also added that he is in continuing talks with the nearby nations and with global impact will surely help in the ceasefire and encourage political discussions in Libya.”
Libya has been buried in turmoil since a 2011 Nato-supported uprising that executed dictator Muammar Qaddafi, with two opponent parties competing for power.
The contention extended a year ago when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who controls a significant part of the south and east of Libya, launched an attack in April to hold onto Tripoli, the base of the Government of National Accord and allied armies.
Ankara has sent the military aid to the GNA, while Algiers a week ago facilitated a meeting of Libya’s neighbors that asked for a negotiated agreement and denied any foreign interference.
Tebboune said he completely agreed with Erdogan after the Libya summit in Berlin last Sunday when world leaders required a conclusion to foreign interference in Libya and a resumption of the peace plan. “We are collaborating for harmony and carefully observing all improvements on the ground as well,” he added.
The UN said that the weapons were flowing in the North African nation breaking a 2011 Security Council resolution and despite the responsibilities by the world powers in Berlin.
After Moscow and Ankara initiative, a truce came into effect in Libya on January 12.
Erdogan, during his 48 hours visit, is expected to have a business meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, to reinforce the monetary association between the two nations in industry, the travel industry, renewable energy, and horticulture.
The Algerian-Turkish trade has surpassed $4 billion in the initial 11 months of 2019, making Turkey the fifth-biggest trade associates together with Algeria after the official Algerian data shows.
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