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‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

Thousands pay respects to slain Ethiopian activist

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of slain Ethiopian activist and artist Hachalu Hundessa on Thursday. The Oromo-language singer and songwriter was laid...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

NATO concerned by growing Russian presence in Libya

ANKARA All NATO allies are concerned about the increased Russian presence in Libya, the head of NATO told a forum on Tuesday. Speaking at the Brussels Forum organized by the German...

Expert: France supporting Haftar in Libya is 'mistake'

PARIS A Paris-based geopolitics expert and writer said in an exclusive interview Tuesday that France's support for Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar was "a mistake" and isolated the European country. Speaking to...

ANALYSIS – France’s hypocritical, ill-conceived strategy jeopardizing Libya’s political stability

By Ferhat Polat The writer is a Deputy Researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. He is a PhD researcher in North African Studies at the Institute of Arab and...

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills two civilians outside Turkish base

MOGADISHU, Somalia  Three people, including a suicide bomber were killed Tuesday morning after an attack outside Turkey's largest overseas military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar...

Libya warns Egyptian army against military intervention

TRIPOLI Libya's High Council of State on Monday warned the Egyptian army against a high-stakes military gamble in the conflict-ridden country. The warning came two days after Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi...

Libya defends efforts to take Sirte, Jufra from Haftar

TRIPOLI The Libyan Defense Ministry said Monday the return of the central city of Sirte and al-Jufra base to the government's control would serve the best interests of all brotherly...

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Turkey, UK 'very close' to free trade deal

LONDON  Turkey and the UK are “very close” to signing a free trade agreement for the post-Brexit era, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. An...

Torrential rains hit China, many killed

ANKARA  Torrential rains have washed over several parts of China, resulting in deaths of many people and disrupting services to the affected regions, local media...

Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims

BELGRADE, Serbia  The families of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are preparing to bury their loved ones, 25 years after they were...

Virus cases hit record high in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday night, as over 13,500 more infections took the country’s total past 238,000. Health...

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