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Turkey will not participate in Libya summit in Italy with 'deep disappointment'


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 13-11-2018 18:37:14 IST Turkey

Turkey has withdrawn from a two-day summit about Libya that is being held in Italy with "deep disappointment", Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay told reporters on Tuesday, objecting to what he said was Ankara's exclusion from some of the talks.

"Any meeting which excludes Turkey would prove to be counter-productive for the solution of this problem," Oktay said. He spoke from Italy's Palermo, where a two-day Libya summit is being held to discuss a U.N. peace plan to stabilise the North African country, in turmoil since 2011.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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