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Turkey determined to stand by Libyans, says Erdogan

January 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Turkish President and leader of Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 14 January 2020 [Arda Küçükkaya/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey is resolutely standing with the Libyan people in their hour of need, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today, Anadolu Agency reports.

He was speaking at a joint news conference with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune following their bilateral meeting in the capital Algiers.

”We are determined to stand by our Libyan brothers,” Erdogan said.

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He said Ankara wanted to ensure peace in Libya and prevent foreign intervention against the UN-recognized government.

“We fully support the political process embraced by Libyans and led by the UN to achieve cease-fire,” Erdogan said, referring to the deal reached in Berlin earlier this month.

The two leaders during their meeting discussed possible cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, defense and tourism.

They signed an agreement to establish the Turkey-Algeria High-Level Cooperation Council.