02/10/2020 -As the Syrian Observatory continues monitoring and tracking the issue of involving Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Libyan war, reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a new batch of some 800 fighters have returned from Libya to Syria, after completing the duration of their contracts. Accordingly, the number of mercenaries who returned to Syria, after being sent earlier by the Turkish government to fight in Libya, has risen to more than 2,200 in just one week. Continuer à lire … « Turkish-backed mercenaries | Over 2,200 fighters return from Libya to Syria in six days, after completing duration of their contracts »
01/10/2020 – Tunisian Media sources said Algeria and Tunisia were united in the need to continue efforts to push the political solution to the crisis in Libya, away from foreign interventions. Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Bugadoum said after a meeting with President Qeis Saed said he had briefed the President on the talks he had with his Counterpart Othman Al Jrindi. Bugadoum said he had the opportunity to listen to the vision of President Saed for the situation in the region and the challenges particularly in Libya.
01/10/2020 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday certified a Turkey-Libya deal on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean.
By Rabia Golden
The Libya Observer
14/09/2020 -The Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar confirmed his country’s support for all Libyans to achieve unity in their country and assist them in establishing Libya’s regular army to preserve Libyan security and sovereignty.
Akar said, during an interview with the Turkish Anadolu Agency, that many countries and institutions sustained silence regarding Haftar and his militia’s attacks in Libya.
Earlier this month, Akar confirmed, during a meeting with his Libyan counterpart, that Ankara would continue its training and consultation activities in both the military and security fields in Libya.
The Libya Observer
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Image utilisée juste à titre d’illustration: Hulusi Akar
29/08/2020 – Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha has been suspended and ordered to appear for administrative investigation within three days from the date of the suspension, the PC said in a statement on Friday.
The PC suspended Bashagha on Friday on the backdrop of his handling of the demonstrations that took place in the capital Tripoli and some other cities during the past week, and “his failure to protect protesters from a violent crackdown.” Continuer à lire … « Libya : PC suspends Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha over recent protests »
AUTHORITY of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has told the new military junta in the Republic of Mali that it has just one year to return the country to civilian rule.
This was one of the conditions given by the ECOWAS authority at the end of its second virtual extraordinary session on the socio-political situation in Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali: ECOWAS gives junta 12 months to restore democracy »
29/08/2020 – Tensions mounted on Saturday between Mali’s military junta and the country’s longtime political opposition after the coup leaders failed to invite prominent opposition figures to a planned forum on the country’s political future.
The meeting ultimately was cancelled and the junta leadership instead met with imam Mahmoud Dicko, an opposition leader who on Friday urged the junta to speed up the transition to civilian rule so the West African country could avoid further crushing financial sanctions. Continuer à lire … « Mali : Divisions emerge between Mali junta, opposition leaders »
28/08/2020 – Turkish defense minister and Libya’s interior minister discussed the latest situation in Libya in the capital Ankara, the National Defense Ministry said Friday.
Hulusi Akar welcomed Fathi Bashagha with military honors, said a written statement by the ministry. Continuer à lire … « Turkish DefMin, Libyan minister meet in Ankara »
28/08/2020 – Turkey is blocking the Western military alliance NATO in the enforcement of an arms embargo against Libya decided by the UN. The Erdoğan regime prevents NATO support for Operation Sea-Guardian to monitor the embargo. Continuer à lire … « Turkey blocks NATO over UN arms embargo against Libya »