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Jun 05, 2020 PRINT EDITION
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Trump and Erdogan discuss Libya, Syria in call

 The two agreed to continue pursuing stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, it added. 
 Turkey backs mili
May 23, 2020
  • The two agreed to continue pursuing stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, it added.
  • Turkey backs military Libya's internationally recognised government which has made significant gains in recent weeks in battles.

ISTANBUL: US President Donald Trump and Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to continue close military and political cooperation in a phone call in which Libya and Syria were discussed, the Turkish presidency said on Saturday.

The two agreed to continue pursuing stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, it added.

Turkey backs military Libya's internationally recognised government which has made significant gains in recent weeks in battles with the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar.