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Possible resignation of Libya's PM raises questions over Ankara-Tripoli ties

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj is reportedly planning to resign from his post and take on a caretaker role in the Tripoli government, a move that could complicate prior agreements with Ankara and raises questions over future bilateral ties.
EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (L) meets with the head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli on September 1, 2020. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

ISTANBUL – A recent spat of protests in western Libya and infighting within Tripoli’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has put pressure on Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, who is expected to announce his resignation this week and assume a caretaker role over government functions, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday.

The news comes after a Turkish military intervention helped break a 14-month siege on Tripoli by eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Hifter in June, and now raises questions over the prior and future accords between Ankara and Tripoli.

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