<h4>On Monday, Turkey\u2019s Foreign Ministry said that Turkish and Russian officials will meet in Ankara this week for a new round of talks on developments in Libya and Syria.<\/h4>\r\nIn a statement, the ministry said, \u201cConsultations between Turkish and Russian interagency delegations on Libya and Syria will continue at a technical level on 15-16 September 2020 in Ankara."\r\n\r\nAnkara and Moscow are the main power brokers in Libya\u2019s war and have been holding talks on a lasting ceasefire and political settlement. Russia supports the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar, while Turkey has helped the internationally recognized <a href="https:\/\/uk.reuters.com\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Government of National Accord (GNA)<\/a> repel Haftar\u2019s offensive.\r\n\r\nLast month, the GNA declared a ceasefire in Libya and called for a lifting of a blockade on oil facilities. Aguila Saleh, the leader of a rival parliament to the east, also called for a halt to hostilities. But Haftar, who is also supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, dismissed the move.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-149814 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/06-262.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="587" \/>\r\n\r\nAnkara and Moscow also back opposing sides in Syria. Russia, along with Iran, supports President Bashar al-Assad\u2019s forces and Turkey backs rebels looking to oust him.\r\n\r\nAfter an escalation of violence displaced nearly 1 million people and brought the two sides close to confrontation, <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/egypts-shoukry-to-head-to-greece-for-talks-on-turkey\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turkey<\/a> and Russia agreed in March to halt hostilities. Both sides have said the ceasefire has held despite minor violations.\r\n\r\nThe last round of talks was held in Moscow on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.