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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Mauritanie – Turquie : 150 millions de dollars d’échanges commerciaux en 2017

2018/08/11 – Le volume des échanges commerciaux entre Ankara et Nouakchott a atteint 150 millions de dollars en 2017, a informé Mehmet Beller, ambassadeur de la Turquie en Mauritanie.   Continuer à lire … « Mauritanie – Turquie : 150 millions de dollars d’échanges commerciaux en 2017 »

Gambia/Turkey : Turkey hails Gambia’s support in fight against FETO

2018/02/21 – Turkish president on Wednesday warned African countries against the threat of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.  “The sooner our African friends take measures against the organization, it will be better for themselves, their children and their future,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a joint news conference with his Gambian counterpart Adama Barrow.  Continuer à lire … « Gambia/Turkey : Turkey hails Gambia’s support in fight against FETO »