LNA: Turkey Delivering Military Gear to Militias through Commercial Vessels


28/07/2020 – Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari accused on Monday Turkey of delivering military equipment through commercial vessels to militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

In televised remarks, he added that Turkey was using American-made tanks and the Hawk missile system on Libyan territories.

The first condition for reaching a ceasefire in Libya is Turkey’s complete withdrawal from the country, he added.

Moreover, Ankara is exploiting the current lull in fighting to bring in more mercenaries to the country, he continued.

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Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Photo: Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. (Reuters)

Turkish, Egyptian intelligence services vie for influence in Libya

ANKARA/CAIRO – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared recently that his country’s intelligence work on Libyan soil was able to halt the ground progress of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) while security sources in Cairo told The Arab Weekly that Egyptian intelligence was aware of the smallest details of what was happening in the western side of Libya, which is controlled by the Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. Continuer à lire … « Turkish, Egyptian intelligence services vie for influence in Libya »

Turkey’s military pact with Niger securing foothold in neighbouring Libya – The New Khalij

27/07/2020 – Turkey’s newly-signed military agreement with Niger signals Ankara’s interest in maintaining a foothold in the oil rich, war-torn country of Libya next door, The New Khalij reported on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with President of Niger Mahamadou in Niger on July 21st, when the pair signed a military agreement and discussed the effects of the ongoing war in Libya on their respective countries. Continuer à lire … « Turkey’s military pact with Niger securing foothold in neighbouring Libya – The New Khalij »

Turkey transfers 1400 Tunisian extremists into Libya, report

13/07/2020 – Over a thousand extremists from Tunisia were transferred into Libya by Turkey during the past few days, Saudi media reports. Continuer à lire … « Turkey transfers 1400 Tunisian extremists into Libya, report »

Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks

07/07/2020 – Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini will arrive in Ankara for talks on the ongoing conflict in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar who paid a snap visit to the war-torn country over the weekend. Continuer à lire … « Italian defense minister to visit Ankara for Libya talks »

Turkey, Libya may contract international firms to search for hydrocarbons in eastern Med

05/01/2020 – Turkey and Libya could work with international companies to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, following a deal between Ankara and the Tripoli-based government on maritime borders.In November, Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey clinched a deal on drilling for natural gas, in a step Ankara said aimed to defend its rights in the region.


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Turkey to establish logistics centers in African countries

Turkey is establishing logistics bases in African countries after seeing exponential rise in trade in the last 16 years thanks to the country’s Africa initiative.

eeing a remarkable increase in bilateral trade with African countries, Turkey has ramped up efforts to expand commercial operations on the continent by establishing trade and logistics centers, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said Monday.Addressing a consultation meeting of African Business Councils under Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Pekcan said: “We are founding trade centers in the destinations we have previously determined. But more importantly, we should establish logistics centers in several points in Africa. We have launched our operations accordingly.” Continuer à lire … « Turkey to establish logistics centers in African countries »

Syrian rebels reportedly part of Turkish contingent to be sent to defend Libya’s government in Tripoli

27/12/2019 – Turkish authorities are preparing to send troops and naval forces to defend Libya’s internationally recognised government against eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, amid reports Ankara-backed Syrian rebels would be among the soldiers deployed to Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Syrian rebels reportedly part of Turkish contingent to be sent to defend Libya’s government in Tripoli »

Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey

13/10/2019 – Libya’s Foreign Ministry of the Government of National  Accord said Saturday it refuses to reduce diplomatic representation and cooperation with Turkey. Continuer à lire … « Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey »

Turkey’s vice president receives Niger mining minister

2018/08/12 – Turkey’s vice president on Wednesday received Niger’s mining minister in the capital Ankara, according to presidential sources.

The closed-door meeting between Fuat Oktay and Hassane Baraze Moussa was held at the presidential complex, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The two discussed bilateral relations between Turkey and Niger in every area.

Oktay and Moussa agreed to improve bilateral cooperation in the mining sector and to share Turkey’s knowledge and experience of mining with the West African nation.

They also exchanged views on seeking opportunities for cooperation over operating agricultural lands in Niger, the sources added.


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