December 25, 2019 / 1:06 PM / a month ago

Turkey's Erdogan says discussed Libya ceasefire with Tunisian president

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan is welcomed by Tunisia's President Kais Saied at the airport in Tunis, Tunisia, December 25, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had discussed with his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied possible steps and cooperation to establish a ceasefire in Libya.

Erdogan arrived in Tunis earlier on Wednesday on a surprise visit for talks with Saied, the Turkish presidency said, without providing further details.

In a news conference alongside Saied, Erdogan said he believed Tunisia would have “valuable and constructive” contributions to establishing stability in Libya, and added that a ceasefire must be established as soon as possible.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Gareth Jones

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