Turkey and the US agree to continue consultations on Libya

Ankara and Washington agreed to continue expert consultations on the situation in Libya. This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on August 16 after negotiations with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“Pompeo and I discussed the situation in Libya and decided to continue consultations on this issue at the expert level,” he said on CNN Turk.

Cavusoglu also discussed Turkey’s exploration activities in the Mediterranean Sea with Pompeo.

Earlier, on July 14, it became known that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on cooperation on Libya.

After the overthrow and assassination of the former leader of Libya Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, armed clashes in the country have not ceased. There is a dual power: in the east, the people’s elected parliament sits with Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA), and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the UN-EU-supported National Accord (NGA) Government of Fayez Sarraj.