Turkey and Italy’s foreign ministers held talks Tuesday in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul.

“Happy to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs @luigidimaio of #Italy,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a Twitter post following his meeting with Luigi di Maio.

“Will further improve our close relations in various fields. Exchanged views on international issues, particularly crisis in #Libya,” Cavusoglu added.

Last week, Turkey’s parliament passed a motion in response to a request from Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) for Turkish troops. Libya’s capital Tripoli has been besieged by forces of Khalifa Haftar, a warlord based in eastern Libya.


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