Turkish PM to disclose a 'roadmap' on Libya
ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will disclose a Libyan "roadmap" on Thursday at 1600 GMT, Turkish news channel NTV reported, without elaborating.
Erdogan was to hold a news conference at his party headquarters in Ankara on Libyan developments, Anatolia news agency reported.
Foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu had met with Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati Laabidi in Ankara Monday.
He pressed the regime's envoy for a ceasefire and political reform in Libya, but there was no immediate agreement, a senior Turkish diplomat said.
"We want an end to violence, an urgent establishment of a genuine ceasefire and a political transformation in Libya," the diplomat, who asked not to be named, said earlier Tuesday.
Laabidi "conveyed their position but our views are not in full convergence," he said, stressing that the contacts "are at a very early stage."
Ankara is trying to see whether there is "any common ground" for a ceasefire and an agreement on a "roadmap" of political reform to end the turmoil.
"We will do our best so that the suffering in Libya comes to an end in the shortest possible time and that a roadmap is outlined in a way that would include political changes in line with the demands of the Libyan people," Davutoglu told reporters.