Turkey-Libya maritime deal registered by U.N. – Turkish ministry

A United Nations flag is seen in Pyla in the Larnaca District of Cyprus
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Turkey’s Defence Ministry said that a maritime demarcation agreement between Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognised government was registered by the United Nations.

Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the maritime agreement, as well as a military cooperation deal, in November 2019. 

In June, the Turkish military support was crucial for the GNA repel an assault on the Libyan capital by the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), loyal to Haftar, which is supported by Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

“Our versatile relations based on 500 years of common history with Libya and our training, support and consultancy support to the UN-recognized Gov. of National Accord will continue,” Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Twitter.