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Libyan army hits Janjaweed militias south of Tripoli

ANKARA Targeting the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan Army killed five Sudanese Janjaweed militants, the country’s military announced Sunday. The army carried out an airstrike on the Nesme region,...

Top Turkish, Libyan diplomats discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.  Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on...

Libyan army launches operation to recapture Tripoli airport

ANKARA The Libyan army officially announced, on Wednesday, the launch of the operation to liberate Tripoli Airport, south of the country's capital, from the militia of the warlord Khalifa Haftar. This...

Haftar still obstacle to reach deal in Libya: Expert

RABAT, Morocco A Moroccan expert on Wednesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is the main obstacle in reaching a Libyan settlement as he still sticks to "military solutions". "The biggest obstacle...

Turkish forces ready for deployment in Libya

ANKARA The Turkish Armed Forces are fully prepared for their possible deployment in Libya as required, the country's National Defense Ministry announced on Friday. The Turkish military is ready to serve...

Libya accuses Russia’s Wagner of using chemical weapon

TRIPOLI Russian private military contractor Wagner was accused by Libya's interior minister on Wednesday of carrying out a chemical attack in Libya. Wagner mercenaries used nerve agent against Libya’s Government of...

Libya: Two civilians killed in attack by Haftar militias

TRIPOLI  Forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on an area south of the capital Tripoli, killing two civilians, an official said Wednesday.  Rockets fired by Haftar militias...

Libyan army carries out ops against Haftar in Tarhuna

TRIPOLI   The Libyan Army carried out five air operations against militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in the past 24 hours, military sources said early Thursday. Libyan military spokesman Col....

Anadolu Agency accompanies Libyan army on Sirte front

SIRTE, Libya Anadolu Agency monitored the Libyan army's preparations, as part of the Paths of Victory military operation, to liberate the central city of Sirte and photographed military preparations in...

2nd round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum begins

TRIPOLI A second round of the UN-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicked off Monday in Libya between representatives of the internationally-recognized government and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the UN...

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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...