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Turkey reiterates support for Libya following conference in Berlin

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) arrives to attend the Second Berlin Conference on Libya, in Berlin, Germany on 23 June 2021. [Florian Gaertner/photothek.de/Pool - Anadolu Agency]
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) arrives to attend the Second Berlin Conference on Libya, in Berlin, Germany on 23 June 2021. [Florian Gaertner/photothek.de/Pool - Anadolu Agency]

Turkey's foreign minister yesterday reiterated his country's support for Libya following the Libya conference in Berlin, Anadolu Agency reported.

"Attended Second Berlin Conference on #Libya … Emphasized that we will continue to support peace, security, stability and sovereignty of Libya," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

Representatives of Libya's interim government joined US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as the foreign ministers of France, Egypt and Turkey at the United Nations-sponsored talks in Berlin.

Turkey has troops in Tripoli, which it argues were sent under a bilateral agreement with the government, implying that they are not affected by a request for foreign troops to leave.

Last month, Mohamed al-Menfi, the head of Libya's Presidential Council, emphasized the importance of strengthening military relations with Turkey.

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