Turkey’s Foreign Minister: There’s proposal to surrender Sirte, Jufra to Libya’s GNA

Turkey’s Foreign Minister: There’s proposal to surrender Sirte, Jufra to Libya’s GNA

August 06, 2020 - 20:30
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has revealed that there’s a proposal to surrender Sirte and Jufra to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), adding that talks are still ongoing.

Cavusoglu arrived Thursday in Tripoli and met with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, holding after the meeting a joint press conference.

The Turkish Foreign Minister indicated at the press conference that the situation in Libya is very complicated and Ankara has assured Russia, which backs warlord Haftar, that the political solution process is still ongoing.

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu added that warlord Khalifa Haftar doesn’t believe in political solutions or even the ceasefire.

Cavucoglu reiterated that Haftar’s backer, France, is looking away from the arms and military equipment being delivered to Haftar’s forces via Egypt and Syria.

Cavusoglu met also with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj along with the Maltese Foreign Minister to discuss political solutions to the conflict in Libya.