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Turkey's Erdogan says discussed Libya ceasefire with Tunisian president

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan is welcomed by Tunisia's President Kais Saied at the airport in Tunis, Tunisia, December 25, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had discussed with his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied possible steps and cooperation to establish a ceasefire in Libya.

Erdogan arrived in Tunis earlier on Wednesday on a surprise visit for talks with Saied, the Turkish presidency said, without providing further details.

In a news conference alongside Saied, Erdogan said he believed Tunisia would have “valuable and constructive” contributions to establishing stability in Libya, and added that a ceasefire must be established as soon as possible.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Gareth Jones