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Libya’s Sarraj plan to step down upsets Turkey, says Erdogan

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey was upset by news that Libya’s UN recognzed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj wantsto quit by the end of October.

Sarraj announced on Wednesday his intention to step down — a move that could feed political tensions in Tripoli amid new efforts to find a political solution to the country’s conflict.

Erdogan was speaking to reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul.

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Libya has endured almost a decade of violent chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Sarraj’s Tripoli-based GNA has battled against a rival administration in eastern Libya led by General Khalifa Haftar, whose offensive against the capital was repelled earlier this year.

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Last Update: Friday, 18 September 2020 KSA 14:23 – GMT 11:23