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Libyan body lauds Turkey, Qatar's role against Haftar

ISTANBUL  Libya’s High Council of State on Saturday lauded Turkey and Qatar’s role in ending warlord Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli and in western parts of the country. In a statement...

Libyan official agrees to meet pro-Haftar leader in Morocco

TRIPOLI Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, has agreed to meet Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Haftar Libyan parliament, in Morocco. The meeting is part of Rabat’s efforts to...

Libyan, Turkish squads clearing Tripoli of mines, IEDs

TRIPOLI  The Turkish Armed Forces’ bomb squads deployed in response to the request of the Libyan government continue to clear southern Tripoli of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines left...

Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. The new development came shortly after warlord...

Libya PM discusses military operations in Sirte, Jufra

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held talks with military commanders on Sunday to discuss the military situation in Libya, and operations in the Sirte/al-Jufra area. The talks dwelt on "reviewing...

Libya cease-fire hinges on Haftar withdrawal: Cavusoglu

LONDON Libya’s UN-recognized government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to British...

UN: Foreign interference at 'new phase' in Libya

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the conflict in Libya has entered a "new phase" due to increased foreign interference in the country. "The conflict has entered a new phase,...

Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due...

‘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...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...