General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya, is still posing a threat to Libya's unity and the ongoing peace process, Turkey's top soldier has said, vowing Turkey's continued support to the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and extended military presence in the country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on March 2 met with Jan Kubis, the special U.N. envoy for Libya, in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter that they discussed recent developments in the intra-Libyan political process and the formation of a new interim government.
"Our support to ensure stability in brotherly Libya will continue," he added.
Turkey's top diplomat held a series of telephone calls on Feb. 8 with counterparts from three countries.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called his Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, according to Turkish sources.
He separately spoke with Tunisia's Othman Jerandi in a call that focused on recent development in Libya.
An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit the area of Tripoli, in the Peloponnese, at 9.20 a.m. on Monday, the Athens Geodynamic Institute reported.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries
The quake's epicenter was located 14 kilometers southwest of the village of Dimitsana at a depth of five kilometers.