Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the head of Libya’s UN-recognized government in Istanbul, a diplomatic source said on Sunday.

The closed-door meeting between Erdogan and Fayez al-Sarraj is underway at the Dolmabahce Palace.

The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and forces loyal to Libya’s renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar accepted a joint call by Turkey and Russia for a cease-fire on Saturday.

The cease-fire took effect at midnight local time (2200GMT) and the decision was celebrated with fireworks in Tripoli.

On April 4, Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli from the GNA. According to the

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