​​​​​​​Turkish mercenaries’ confessions: Fighting in Libya in exchange for Turkish promises to them

26/08/2020 – According to the latest statistics of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey has sent more than 18,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libya, of whom about 7,000 returned to Syria, in addition to about 10,000 from other nationalities.

Thousands of mercenaries join the groups affiliated with the government of National Accord in Tripoli, which is currently planning to seize the strategic city of Sirte, amid a state of international anticipation that subsided with the conclusion of a ceasefire agreement in Libya on Friday. Continuer à lire … « ​​​​​​​Turkish mercenaries’ confessions: Fighting in Libya in exchange for Turkish promises to them »

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Cyrpus, Bahrain urge UN not to register Turkish maritime boundaries deal with GNA #Libya

13/07/2020 – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Greece, and Cyprus called on the United Nations not to register the maritime boundaries deal signed between Turkey and Prime Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a well-placed source at the UN. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Cyrpus, Bahrain urge UN not to register Turkish maritime boundaries deal with GNA #Libya »

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

13/07/2020 – The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone »

Turkey signs a military agreement with Libya’s GNA: Sources

04/07/2020- Turkey’s defense minister and military chief signed a military agreement with the battalions fighting on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA) which controls Tripoli on Friday to ensure Ankara’s interests in Libya, sources confirmed. Continuer à lire … « Turkey signs a military agreement with Libya’s GNA: Sources »

Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman

09/05/2020 – Yasir Arman, deputy head of the SPLM-N, said that Turkish agenda in Libya would negatively affect political stability its neighbouring countries: Sudan, Egypt, Chad and Tunisia.The alliance between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has sparked outrage in the region as many point out to his political affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. Continuer à lire … « Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman »

Libya / EU – Foreign Ministry postpones EU officials’ visit to Tripoli

06/01/2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to postpone the visit of the European Union’s foreign policy chief to Libya, along with the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Italy, and Germany until further notice, « in view of the current circumstances, » according to a statement by the ministry today.

The visit of the EU officials to Tripoli was scheduled for Tuesday to discuss with the Chairman of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj the developing situation in Libya.

The Libya Observer

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Turkish military units moving to Libya, Erdogan says

05/01/2020 – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish military units had started moving to Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.Speaking in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said Turkey was also sending senior military personnel.

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EU Foreign Affairs Official Heads Delegation to Libya on Jan.

29/12/2019 – EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said he will, along with a number of European Ministers, visit Libya on January 7 to meet Libyan leaders. Borrell disclosed the visit at a phone call with the GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala to discuss situation in Libya. Borrell said he will be accompanied, on his visit to Libya, by Foreign Ministers of Italy, Germany, Britain and France, to discuss the situation in the country with the Head of the Presidency Council Fayez Al Serraj. Meanwhile, the Belgian capital is hosting a meeting on Monday on the Libyan crisis, which will bring together high ranking officials from Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, to arrange for the EU mission to Libya.

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Libya – PC head reviews military situation with defence ministry

18/12/2019 – Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj has discussed with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Salah Al-Namroush, the needs and requirements of the next stage of the war to defend Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya – PC head reviews military situation with defence ministry »

Al-Sarraj, EU and Germany’s ambassadors discuss security situation in Libya

05/12/2019 – The Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed the latest developments on political and security levels in Libya with European Union (EU) and Germany’s ambassadors in the presence of Libya’s ambassadors to the EU and Germany. Continuer à lire … « Al-Sarraj, EU and Germany’s ambassadors discuss security situation in Libya »