Turkey and Algeria Agree to Impose Ceasefire in Libya


On Tuesday, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The leaders exchanged greetings for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Erdogan and Tebboune discussed the latest development in Libya, agreeing to intensify efforts to impose a ceasefire, as an indispensable step to facilitate reaching a political solution between the two Libyan warring parties on the basis of guaranteeing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya.

They also discussed the fight against the novel coronavirus and bilateral relations.

The pandemic has killed nearly 348,000 people worldwide, with more than 5.54 million confirmed cases, while recoveries around 2.27 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.