Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Brussels

EPA-EFE/FRANSISCO SECO / POOL

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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (L), European Council President Charles Michel (R) and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell (C) at the start of their meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Belgium, 08 January 2020.

The Libyan Prime minister traveled to Brussels to hold talks with European officials on the conflict in the northern African country.

Four leading European powers on Tuesday condemned Turkey’s involvement in the Libyan crisis following emergency talks in Brussels after Ankara sent troops to support the UN-backed Tripoli government.

The foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy called for a halt to fighting and an end to “continuing outside interference” in a joint statement.

EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell went further and criticised Turkey by name in a move likely to inflame already tense ties with Ankara, which announced on Sunday that its troops had begun deploying to Libya.

 

Photo: EPA-EFE/FRANSISCO SECO / POOL

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