President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an announcement from the Presidency stated on Wednesday.
Erdoğan and Merkel mentioned regional points and bilateral relations through the combat towards the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the assertion.
The assertion additionally added that the leaders mentioned current developments in Syria and Libya.
The scenario is particularly tense in Libya as a struggle between putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s forces and internationally acknowledged Government of National Accord (GNA) continues.
Libya has been in turmoil since 2011 when a civil struggle toppled long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was later killed. The nation has since break up between rival administrations in the east and the west, every backed by armed teams and overseas governments.
Forces underneath Haftar launched an offensive attempting to take Tripoli in April 2019, and the disaster in the oil-rich nation had steadily worsened as overseas backers more and more intervened regardless of pledges on the contrary at a high-profile peace summit in Berlin earlier this yr.
Haftar’s offensive is supported by France, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and different key Arab nations. The reputable authorities in Tripoli is backed by Turkey – which despatched troops and mercenaries to guard the capital in January – in addition to Italy and Qatar.