Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu

There are no technical disagreements between Turkey and Russia on issues regarding the conflict in Libya, and the two states will continue jointly pursuing a lasting ceasefire there, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said on Monday.

Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov postponed planned talks on Sunday that were to focus on Libya and Syria, countries in which they back opposing sides in separate conflicts.

Speaking alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at a news conference, Cavusoglu said the postponement was unrelated to any lingering issues on the “core principles” between the two sides on Libya and Syria.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

Source: Reuters, June 15, 2020