UK, Turkey in agreement on political solution in Libya: Çavuşoğlu

09/07/2020 – Turkey and the U.K. are in agreement on a diplomatic solution in Libya, Turkey’s foreign minister said on July 8.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is paying a one-day working visit to London, said Turkey thinks the only solution in Libya conflict is a political one, adding: “We need to give pace to this political process under the roof of the U.N.” Continuer à lire … « UK, Turkey in agreement on political solution in Libya: Çavuşoğlu »

Turkey plans massive naval exercises off Libya – report

09/07/2020 – Turkey has issued a navigational telex reserving an area for military exercises in the Mediterranean, Yeni Şafak said.

The exercises will take place in three different regions, named Barbaros, Turgut Reis and Çaka Bey by the Turkish army, off the Libyan coast, it said on Tuesday. Continuer à lire … « Turkey plans massive naval exercises off Libya – report »

Italian Senate approves funding for military mission in Libya

08/08/2020 – The Italian Senate has agreed to resume funding of Italy’s military mission in Libya to train Libyan coastguards in efforts to end illegal immigration.

260 MPs approved the funding motion at the Italian Senate, while 14 others opposed it and two MPs abstained from voting, as Five Stars Movement hailed the commitment of Italy to support the Government of National Accord in fighting illegal immigration, according to Italian news agency Aki. Continuer à lire … « Italian Senate approves funding for military mission in Libya »

Libya’s LNA ready to sign ceasefire agreement but Tripoli is unwilling — Lavrov

08/07/2020 – The Libyan National Army (LNA) is ready to sign the immediate ceasefire treaty, but the government in Tripoli is unwilling to do so, as it counts on the military solution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday following the videoconference with his counterparts from the African Union trio (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt and South Africa). Continuer à lire … « Libya’s LNA ready to sign ceasefire agreement but Tripoli is unwilling — Lavrov »

Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé)

 

07/06/2020 – Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s  endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012. Continuer à lire … « Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé) »

Cavusoglu accuses France of aiding Haftar with various military support #Libya

07/07/2020 – The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused France of supporting Haftar and providing a variety of military support to him. Continuer à lire … « Cavusoglu accuses France of aiding Haftar with various military support #Libya »

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 »

190 Libya military students head to Turkey for training

06/07/2020 – Libyan forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) announced that 190 students from Tripoli Military College, which was bombed by the forces of renegade General Khalifa Haftar early this year, left the country to complete their studies in Turkey. Continuer à lire … « 190 Libya military students head to Turkey for training »

Rafale attacks on Turkish targets in al-Watiya airbase: Egyptian or French?

06/07/2020 – Informed sources told The Arab Weekly that the warplanes that targeted al-Watiya airbase in western Libya were Rafale jets, which limits the identity of the attacking power to France and Egypt, the two countries within the range of the base that possess this type of aircraft.The sources considered the attack a quick response to Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar’s visit to Tripoli, which reflected the extent of Turkish persistence in western Libya. Continuer à lire … « Rafale attacks on Turkish targets in al-Watiya airbase: Egyptian or French? »

NATO’s limits exposed by Turkey-France spat over Libya war

06/07/2020 – A simmering spat between Turkey and France over the Libyan conflict is exposing NATO’s limited ability to maintain order and cooperation in its ranks, Associated Press reported on Sunday. Continuer à lire … « NATO’s limits exposed by Turkey-France spat over Libya war »