ISTANBUL

Turkey’s president on Saturday received the visiting prime minister of Libya.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya’s Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh had a one-on-one closed-door meeting at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul that lasted for an hour-and-a-half.

Later, they are due to attend a meeting of the countries’ delegations, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

Turkey and the North African country have seen closer ties in recent years, especially after the signing of security and maritime boundary pacts in November 2019, along with Turkey’s aid to help the legitimate Libyan government push back a putschist revolt.

*Writing by Burak Dag and Dilan Pamuk in Ankara

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