Turkey’s national defense minister on Tuesday said the country hoped to prevent bloodshed in and establish peace in Libya and northwestern Syria “as soon as possible.”

“Our hope is that peace comes and bloodshed stops in Idlib and Libya as soon as possible,” Hulusi Akar told lawmakers at the Turkish parliament.

Akar stressed that Turkey supported cease-fires in the two region agreed upon last week between Ankara and Moscow, adding that they mostly held.

On Jan. 12, the warring sides of the Libyan conflict announced a cease-fire in response to the call of Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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