Map Comparison: Ceasefire Deal In Libya As Result Of Failure Of Turkish Push On Sirte

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Map Comparison: Ceasefire Deal In Libya As Result Of Failure Of Turkish Push On Sirte

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On October 23, two rival factions of Libya signed a permanent ceasefire agreement in Geneva following five days of UN-hosted talks. They were held between the representatives of the Government of national accord (GNA) and the Libyan national army (LNA). The development was publicly criticized by the Turkish leadership, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that likely saw this ceasefire as his own failure. The Turkish-pushed Neo-Ottoman proapganda was for months promoting the idea of the great Turkish military victory in Libya (Turkey deployed thousands of troops/military specialists, thousands of pieces of military equipment as well as over 8,000 members of its Syrian proxies) that appeared to be the unrealised dream. Turkish forces stopped the LNA advance on the GNA capital of Tripoli, but failed to achieve any strategic victory and even the port city of Sirte, which was declared as a goal of the Turkish operation remained in the hands of the LNA (supported by Egypt and the UAE).

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