jeudi 20 février 2020

Global system failed to end Libyan crisis: Turkey

la Turquie: Le système mondial n'a pas mis fin à la crise libyenne

No resolution in Libyan conflict due to lack of joint action, Turkish foreign minister tells country's national broadcaster


ANKARA

The international system has failed to take joint action to end the Libya crisis, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday.



“The international system failed to take joint action to halt the conflict in Libya. There is also a lack of resolution,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told national broadcaster TRT.

Cavusoglu said Turkey’s steps to forge lasting peace in Libya would establish a cease-fire in the war-torn country.

Since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya: warlord Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya, supported mainly by Egypt and the UAE, and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition.

The GNA has been under attack by Haftar since last April, with more than 1,000 lives lost in the violence.

Warring parties announced a cease-fire on Jan. 12 in response to a joint call by Turkey and Russia. But talks for a permanent cease-fire ended without an agreement after Haftar left Moscow on Jan. 14 without signing a deal.

On Tuesday, forces loyal to Haftar killed three civilians and injured five in two missile attacks on the Port of Tripoli.

Afterwards, the GNA withdrew from the UN-hosted military committee talks in Geneva, calling for a determined stance against the cease-fire violations by Haftar’s forces.

On Wednesday, GNA Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced the suspension of all talks with Haftar, hinting at a decisive offensive against his forces.



 aa.com.tr 

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