Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was saddened by the news of the resignation of the head of the Government of National Accord (GNC) of Libya Fayez Sarraj. This was reported by Gazete Duvar on Friday, September 18.
“We were saddened by Sarrage’s announcement of his resignation. This week, our delegation can hold talks with the Libyan side. (Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa) Haftar is losing, and we hope for a positive development,” the publication quotes the Turkish leader.
It became known on September 16 that Sarraj intends to transfer his authority by the end of October.
Sarraj has been prime minister of the PNS since April 2016.
In September, it was reported that the interim Libyan government, sitting in the east of the country, has submitted a petition for his resignation to the House of Representatives (Parliament).
Since the overthrow and assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, armed conflicts between different factions have continued in Libya. The country has a dual power: in the east, a parliament elected by the people and cooperating with the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the UN-EU-supported Sarraj PNC.