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North Macedonia Marks Anniversary of Deal to End Internal Conflict

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Macedonia this year decided against holding a traditional banquet to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the historic 2001 Ohrid Peace Accord which ended a short-lived conflict that year by granting more rights to the country's ethnic Albanians.

Libya urges UNSC to refer Tarhuna mass graves to ICC

Libya's foreign minister on June 14 urged the U.N. Security Council to refer mass graves discovered in the city of Tarhuna to the International Criminal Court.

According to a written statement published by the Foreign Ministry on its Facebook account, Mohamed Siala sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council.

Turkish experts demine Libya

Demining experts from the Turkish Armed Forces on June 11 started clearing civilian areas in Libya.

The move comes upon the request of the Libyan government to ensure the safe return of civilians to their homes located in areas liberated from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia.

Top Turkish diplomat, NATO chief discuss Libya

Turkish foreign minister and NATO chief spoke over the phone to discuss the latest situation in Libya as well as security issues, according to a diplomatic source on June 10. 
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Jens Stoltenberg discussed Libya as well as general security issues, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Idlib over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 10 spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest situation in Libya and Idlib, northwestern Syria.
According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the two leaders also discussed regional issues and steps to be taken in the post-pandemic period.

Haftar’s Cairo statement for ceasefire in Libya ‘stillborn’: Turkish FM

Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's recent attempt for a ceasefire in Libya, supported by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, is "stillborn," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.

"Call for a ceasefire in Cairo was stillborn," the minister told daily Hürriyet.