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Too early to say #Libya ceasefire has collapsed – Turkish defence minister

Too early to say #Libya ceasefire has collapsed – Turkish defence minister

| January 17, 2020

Turkey said on Wednesday (15 January) it was too early to say whether a ceasefire in Libya had collapsed after Khalifa Haftar (pictured), commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to sign a binding truce accord at talks this week, write Orhan Coskun and Thomas Escritt. Russo-Turkish talks in Moscow have aimed to halt Haftar’s nine-month […]

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#EuropeanGreenDeal could re-energize EU relations with #Turkey 

#EuropeanGreenDeal could re-energize EU relations with #Turkey 

| January 13, 2020

The new European Green Deal is a bold statement of intent. The Commission plans to zero out its contributions to climate change and transform Europe’s economy in the process.  President von der Leyen described it as the EU’s “man on the moon moment” – and she’s right, with its launch the new President has set herself […]

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Meeting between President Charles Michel and President #Erdoğan of #Turkey

Meeting between President Charles Michel and President #Erdoğan of #Turkey

| January 12, 2020

On 11 January, European Council President Charles Michel met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pictured) of Turkey in Istanbul. The presidents had a discussion on how the EU and Turkey can work together to de-escalate the situation in the Middle East and in Libya. They also addressed the EU-Turkey relationship. Both share an interest in […]

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EU pushes Libya’s PM #Serraj for ceasefire, warns on #Turkey deal

EU pushes Libya’s PM #Serraj for ceasefire, warns on #Turkey deal

| January 10, 2020

European leaders warned Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister on Wednesday (8 January) against allowing Turkish troops on Libyan soil or agreeing to a natural gas deal with Turkey to avoid worsening the latest turmoil in the country, write Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop. A day after British, French, German and Italian foreign ministers condemned Turkish […]

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Erdogan may bury #Turkey in #Libya

Erdogan may bury #Turkey in #Libya

| January 9, 2020

On January 2, the Turkish parliament approved the sending of armed forces to Libya. 325 deputies from the ruling coalition of the Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party voted “in favor”. “Against” – 184 deputies from the opposition. On January 2, the Turkish parliament approved the sending of armed forces to Libya. […]

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European powers condemn Turkish plans to send troops to #Libya

European powers condemn Turkish plans to send troops to #Libya

| January 9, 2020

The European Union’s top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday (7 January) Turkey’s plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya, saying foreign interference there was exacerbating instability, writes Robin Emmott. After postponing a trip to Tripoli over safety concerns, the ministers and EU foreign policy […]

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#Libya – Statement by the spokesperson on decision of Turkish Parliament

#Libya – Statement by the spokesperson on decision of Turkish Parliament

| January 3, 2020

The European Union expressed its strong concern about Turkey’s Grand National Assembly’s decision on Thursday, 2 January, to authorize military deployments in Libya. The EU reiterates its firm conviction that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis. Actions supporting those who are fighting in the conflict will only further destabilise the country and […]

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