Turkey news roundup – Jan. 23, 2020

International leaders gather in Berlin for a conference on the future of Libya

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week.

Libya

Syria

Daily Sabah: At least 38 people killed in Syria’s Idlib since Assad regime broke cease-fire

A Syrian civil defense group on Tuesday said that at least 38 people, including 10 children have been killed in Idlib as a result of ceasefire violations in support of the Assad regime. Around 31,000 people have been displaced due to Russian and regime airstrikes in spite of the ceasefire announced six days ago which was brokered by Russia and Turkey.

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Cyprus

Anadolu Agency: UN warns of ‘growing skepticism’ over Cyprus deal

UN Special Envoy for Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar on Monday warned of “growing skepticism” from both sides of the island towards the diplomatic effort to reach a comprehensive peace deal. Nevertheless, Spehar praised the progress made during a meeting between the leaders of North and South Cyprus with the Secretary General of the United Nations in Berlin last November. The latest round of high level talks to reach a settlement petered out in 2017.

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