İrem UZUN -TDO- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone call where they discussed developments in Libya and Syria, as well as their bilateral ties and other regional issues, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. No further details were available.
On Saturday, Turkey sent a bilateral accord with the Tripoli government to its parliament for approval, in a move that brings it closer to potentially sending military aid for the government of Fayez al-Serraj. Turkey has said that it may send military support to Libya if Serraj’s government requested it, but Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that no such request had been made to Turkey yet.
Putin and Erdogan will discuss Ankara’s offer to provide military support to Libya’s internationally recognized government during talks in Turkey next month, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there are no exact plans to hold a Russia-Turkey summit on Syria in February on Russian President Vladimir Putin's schedule yet, but Putin plans to hold a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in January and new contacts can be agreed on quickly. "There is no doubt that Libya will be discussed in the coming contacts, both over the phone and during personal meetings. You know that Russia and Turkey maintain almost daily contacts on Syria, and they also need to discuss Libya," Peskov said, stressing that Russia wanted the conflict in Libya to be resolved through direct dialogue between the warring parties.