The Libyan National Army (LNA) has suffered major setbacks in its attacks on Tripoli, home of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned that any attempts by General Khalifa Haftar to target its interests in Libya would have “severe consequences”.
The Russian-Turkish ceasefire talks for Libya fell apart on the opposition of General Khalifa Haftar on January 13, with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) walking away from meetings in Moscow.
Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in Libya, to come into force as of midnight January 12.
Russia officially opened its TurkStream natural gas pipeline on Wednesday, further diversifying export routes to Europe amid a backlash from the U.S.
The civil war in Libya is escalating as mercenaries, supplied by Turkey, have been mobilised to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
The decision from Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) to sign a deal on a maritime border with Turkey has sparked condemnation from other east Mediterranean states.