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    On 19 January, an international conference on Libyan reconciliation took place in Berlin and was attended by 16 states and entities, including Russia, Turkey and the US.

    Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, is constantly violating the ceasefire and "must be stopped".  

    Haftar wants a military solution to the conflict rather than a political one, Cavusoglu said during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the Munich Security Conference.

    Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Haftar continued to violate the ceasefire regime established in Libya.

    "Haftar ignores the peace efforts made in Moscow and Berlin", Erdogan told reporters last month.

    U.N. Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attend a news conference after the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020.  Michael Kappeler/Pool via Reuters
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    U.N. Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attend a news conference after the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. Michael Kappeler/Pool via Reuters

    An international conference on the conflict in Libya was held in Berlin on 19 January. It brought together 16 states and entities, among them Russia, Turkey, Egypt, the EU and the US. The participants agreed that a ceasefire was needed between the warring sides in Libya, and also urged the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on those who would violate a truce. 

    Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls the east of the country, while the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Sarraj is in control of Libya's west. The country has been living in a state of a severe political crisis since its leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in 2011.

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    Fayez Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar, Munich Security Conference, Germany, Turkey, Libya
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