Saraj goes against Turkish master: Tripoli announces truce with Haftar

By | August 25, 2020
Saraj goes against Turkish master: Tripoli announces truce with Haftar

On Friday, 21 August, the PNC, led by Faiz Saraj, declared a truce in the conflict with the LNA army led by Khalifa Haftar. Saraj’s Facebook page said he had issued a cease-fire order and a halt to military operations throughout Libya. According to several sources, the statement of the head of the PNC was made under pressure from Germany. This is reported by the Libyan television channel 218 TV.

Turkey expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the head of the Government of National Accord to establish a truce. According to the TV channel, the Turks held separate talks with representatives of the PNC after the published statement on the cessation of hostilities. It seems that the Turkish host does not like the independence of Tripoli – because Saraj did not consult with Erdogan before taking such an important political step.

Ankara will assess the situation in Libya in light of the statement of the head of the National Security Council during the meeting of the Turkish National Security Council – it will be held in the middle of this week

218 TV reports.

Meanwhile, protests against the Government of National Accord erupted in Tripoli last Sunday. Dissatisfied with his policy, demonstrators burned tires and blocked the streets of the city. Government security forces carried out a series of arrests and arrests. This is reported by the Al-Arabiya TV channel.
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