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Top Turkish diplomat meets with Libyan vice premier

Anadolu Agency TURKEY
Published September 15,2020
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday met with Libya's deputy prime minister.

Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Ahmed Maiteeq.

"Will always stand by our Libyan brothers & sisters," Çavuşoğlu added.

Libya's government, formed in 2015, in the wake of the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has faced a number of challenges, including attacks by warlord Khalifa Haftar.

In recent months, however, the UN-recognized government has turned the tide against Haftar's forces.

Turkey supports the government based in the capital Tripoli, and a non-military resolution of the crisis.

Turkey and Libya last fall signed pacts on security cooperation and maritime boundaries.