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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Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference

2018/14/11 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday that he regretted Turkey’s withdrawal from the Libya conference.

« I feel sorry that Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay left the conference. I read his remarks and I didn’t see anything negative about Italy. We must admit that there may be special sensitivities in such decisions, » Conte told reporters after the event in a news conference. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference »

Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation

2018/05/11 – Turkey’s defense minister on Monday held meetings with Libyan officials in the capital Tripoli.

According to a Defense Ministry statement, Hulusi Akar met at the Prime Ministry with officials including Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s Presidential Council, and chaired meetings between the delegations. Continuer à lire … « Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation »

Trial over Turkey-Libya explosives shipments set to begin in Greece

2018/08/10 – A trial related to a ship suspected of being used to smuggle illegal explosives from Turkey to radical Islamist groups in Libya is set to begin in the Greek port city of Piraeus on Tuesday, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported.

The Andromeda, a cargo ship registered in Tanzania, was impounded by the Greek Coastguard in January after it was discovered to be carrying hundreds of tons of explosives in 29 containers – a “moving time bomb,” as the Greek officers who discovered it said. Continuer à lire … « Trial over Turkey-Libya explosives shipments set to begin in Greece »

Mali – Turkey extends troops deployment in Mali, CAR

2018/04/10 – The parliament on Tuesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year as the UN-approved EU peacekeeping mission. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Turkey extends troops deployment in Mali, CAR »

Turkey aims to open more embassies in Africa, says Erdoğan #Benin #FETÖ

2018/09/09 – Turkey aims to increase the number of it embassies from 41 to 54 across the “important” Africa continent, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 6 at a joint press conference with Benin President Patrice Talon in Ankara.  Continuer à lire … « Turkey aims to open more embassies in Africa, says Erdoğan #Benin #FETÖ »

Why Erdogan’s so quiet about Turkish expansion in Africa

2018/08/21 – As the diplomatic tug-of-war between the United States and Turkey escalates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lining up new friends. In early August, Erdogan’s 100-day action plan identified new markets in China, Mexico, India and Russia. It did not mention Africa, despite the “African continent opening” Erdogan sought in the early 2000s. Continuer à lire … « Why Erdogan’s so quiet about Turkish expansion in Africa »