Turkey close to agreeing with Russia on ceasefire in Libya

Turkey close to agreeing with Russia on ceasefire in Libya

Turkey and Russia have inched closer to a deal on a ceasefire and political process in Libya during their latest meetings in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk late on Wednesday, CGTN reports. 

Both sides held this week a new round of talks on developments in Syria and Libya, which was expected to end on Wednesday. 

Ankara and Moscow are the main power brokers in Libya's war, backing opposing sides. Russia supports the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar, while Turkey backs Libya's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). 

Having a ceasefire agreement has the potentials to drastically deescalate tensions in the battlefield, a turbid arena already permeated with various proxy groups and mercenaries representing other countries' interests.

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