Turkish and Russian Presidents call for cease-fire in Libya

Turkish and Russian Presidents call for cease-fire in Libya
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  • calendar-gray 08 January 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will call for reaching cease-fire in Libya by midnight on Jan. 12, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Wednesday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

The presidents called for reaching cease-fire in Libya by midnight on Jan. 12, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Çavuşoğlu spoke following a bilateral meeting between the two leaders in Istanbul, shortly after the inauguration ceremony of the TurkStream gas pipeline.

The two leaders discussed bilateral ties, regional developments and establishing cease-fire in Libya in their meeting, Çavuşoğlu said.

In a joint statement, the two countries said the exchange of attacks by the U.S. and Iran could lead to a new cycle of instability in the region, as they urged both countries to de-escalate tensions and prioritize diplomacy

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