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Turkey, Libya deal prevents fait accompli in E. Mediterranean

ANKARA  Turkey and Libya’s UN-recognized government have inked a memorandum on maritime boundaries to prevent any fait accompli in the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement, Restriction of Marine Jurisdictions, determined a portion...

Anadolu Agency tours al-Watiya airbase in Libya

TRIPOLI  A team from Anadolu Agency toured the strategic Al-Watiya airbase, which had been occupied by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias and was retaken by the Libyan Army early Monday.  The base...

Libya: One dead from landmine planted by Haftar militia

TRIPOLI  At least one civilian was killed early Tuesday from a landmine planted by militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar as they were withdrawing from residential areas south of the...

Libya's Sarraj rejects EU's Operation IRINI

TRIPOLI  The head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has rejected a new EU military operation in the Mediterranean, Al Ahrar TV reported early Friday. Fayez al-Sarraj sent a...

Turkey, Libya maritime deal sent to UN: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey’s maritime boundary delimitation agreement with Libya was sent to the United Nations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.  Erdogan said the deal -- already signed by the president...

Turkish experts demine Libya

TRIPOLI Demining experts from the Turkish Armed Forces on Thursday started clearing civilian areas in Libya. The move comes upon the request of the Libyan government to ensure the safe return...

Libya’s new unity gov’t sworn in by parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya’s new unity government headed by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh was sworn in on Monday before the Libyan parliament in Tobruk city in eastern Libya. Speaking to Anadolu...

Libya army shells Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI Libyan government forces pounded positions of warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport, south of the Libyan capital, according to the military on Sunday. Three armored vehicles belonging to Haftar...

Turkish maritime pact with Libya goes into effect

ANKARA  Turkey’s landmark pact with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) setting out the countries’ Eastern Mediterranean maritime boundaries went into effect Saturday with its publication in Turkey’s Official Gazette. Signed...

Turkish party backs intended troop deployment in Libya

ANKARA A Turkish nationalist party announced Saturday its support for the possible military deployment in Libya. On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a motion on military support for Libya...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 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, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...