Erdogan criticized the conclusion of peace in Libya

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Erdogan criticized the conclusion of peace in Libya

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the conclusion of peace in Libya. He is quoted by the Turkish Agenda Telegram channel.

In his opinion, today's agreement was concluded by “representatives of not the highest level,” so it is unclear how long it will last. Erdogan himself doubts that the truce will last for a long time. “In addition, it is important to understand whether mercenaries such as the Wagner PMC fighters will really leave Libya within three months,” the Turkish leader added.

Earlier, the parties to the conflict in Libya agreed to drive foreign militants out of the country during the 5 + 5 peace talks that took place in Geneva. The ceasefire in Libya will enter into force immediately after the signing of the document. In addition, the parties to the conflict discussed the opening of roads and the resumption of regular air traffic between Tripoli and Benghazi.

In Libya, for a long time, there has been a confrontation between the government of national accord (PNC), which controls Tripoli and the territories in the west of the country and is supported by Turkey, and the Libyan National Army (LNA), which is supported by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Its unofficial allies are France and the United Arab Emirates – the latter, according to some sources, supplied the army with equipment, including equipment purchased from Russia.

Moscow has been repeatedly accused of finding mercenaries in Libya. It was alleged that fighters from the Wagner PMC – an unofficial armed group associated with St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin – are fighting on the side of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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