Libya’s ceasefire agreement does not seem reliable: the Turkish leader


According to Turkey ‘s president, the permanent cease-fire deal between Libya’s warring parties announced Friday “does not seem to be effective.”

After Friday prayers in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, “The cease-fire deal is not one at the highest level. Time will reveal how long it will persist at a lower level.”

Compared to the humanitarian truces in the ongoing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Erdogan said Armenia had broken the ceasefires and refused to uphold its commitments.

He said, “I hope it will not happen here and this [Libyan] cease-fire decision will be pursued.”

Earlier on Friday, the United Nations Special Envoy on Libya announced the signing of a cease-fire agreement between the country’s two major warring sides’ delegations.

Stephanie Turcos Williams, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), said Libyan parties had reached a ‘permanent’ cease-fire agreement in all parts of the world.


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