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“We want to prevent Libya from becoming the scene of proxy wars,” Maas said. “Libya cannot become a second Syria and that is why we must quickly enter into a political process, an agreement on an effective ceasefire and an arms embargo,” he added. A ceasefire agreement has the potential to drastically defuse tensions on the battlefield, a murky arena already permeated by various groups of deputies and mercenaries representing the interests of other countries. Nevertheless, Turkey is convinced that it will not come into conflict with Russia in Libya. This is not in the interest of both sides after declared themselves mediators in the civil war. It is much more advantageous for them to try to replicate in Libya the model of cooperation they have developed in Syria. This implies a demarcation of spheres of influence and an agreement to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, taking into account the interests and wishes of each partner. “We have just reached an agreement with Russia to work towards a credible and lasting ceasefire in Libya,” President Erdogan`s chief security adviser Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters news agency. “After our discussions on the transition process in Libya, a new era can open between Turkey and the United States,” Erdoğan told state-run TRT. “We had agreements.” Erdoğan made the comment in a television interview after a phone conversation with the US president, but did not discuss the deals in more detail. Turkey`s FM says that despite the postponement of talks scheduled for Sunday, there is no technical disagreement.

It was important for Russia and Turkey to agree on Libya before German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s visit to Moscow on January 11, during which the issue of Libya was also to be discussed in depth. Berlin, as the linchpin of the European Union, will host a conference aimed at ending the conflict, which has a considerable impact on the economic situation – and on the political situation – in many EU Member States. However, at present, the EU does not have a common position on Libya. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that he had reached agreements with his US counterpart Donald Trump that could insubsert a “new era” regarding Libya. Since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya: Haftar in eastern Libya, backed mainly by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and the Government of National Unity (GNA) in Tripoli, which enjoys UN and international recognition. They also reaffirmed their determination to continue the talks in order to achieve security and stability in the North African country and to improve the humanitarian situation in that country. For centuries, foreigners have been fighting for Libyan resources. .

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