Will speed up cooperation between Turkey and Libya: Erdogan

Reuters Ankara, Turkey Dec 18, 2019, 05.00 PM(IST)

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Wednesday that Turkey would improve its cooperation with Libya.

Turkey will improve its cooperation with Libya and is ready to provide military support for the Tripoli-based government or back joint steps in the eastern Mediterranean, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Last month, Turkey and Libya's internationally recognised government signed accords on maritime boundaries, which enraged Greece. Ankara says it may send troops to Libya, which has been divided into rival political factions since 2014 if the Tripoli-based government requests it.

"We will speed up the process between Turkey and Libya. We told them that we are always ready to help if they need it. From military and security cooperation to steps taken regarding our maritime rights: we are ready," Erdogan told reporters in Geneva after a forum on migration.

 

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