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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...

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...

Libya to shun Arab League emergency meeting

TRIPOLI Representatives of the Libyan government will not attend a meeting on Libya organized by the Arab League as it violates the organization's bylaws, the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said Monday. Mohammed...

Al-Sisi’s intervention threat declaration of war: Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government on Sunday dubbed Egyptian president’s military intervention threat as a “declaration of war.”  “The statements of the Egyptian President , which are harassing Libya's sovereignty and...

Libyan parliament denounces Egyptian leader's comments

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan parliament called on the government to be at full readiness against "aggression" from Egypt, denouncing recent comments by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi that his army could...

Cease-fire in Libya sustainable: Turkish official

ANKARA A sustainable cease-fire in Libya can be achieved if everyone returns to their positions in 2015, Turkish presidential spokesman said Sunday. Ibrahim Kalin told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that for a...

Al-Sisi's remarks a 'war declaration': Libyan army

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army on Saturday denounced remarks of the Egyptian president, who said Sirte and Jufra in Libya are “a red line," calling it "a clear declaration of war...

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Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

Turkish space team to send mini satellite into space

ANKARA A team of Turkish engineering students will send a miniaturized satellite into space at the end of the year. “We started working on the PocketQube...

Tanzania testing novel model to produce green charcoal

MABWE, Tanzania Over the past many years, Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast wilderness, is losing 483,859 hectares of forests annually to...

Why is Greece courting Haftar's militia in Libya?

ANKARA Greece has been left in a tight corner after betting on East Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar, a Turkey-based scholar has said. After Haftar's 2019 military...

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