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Erdogan and Stoltenberg discuss pandemic,Syria and Libya

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed via telephone the novel coronavirus and steps to take in the post-pandemic period, according to a statement by Ankara's presidential Directorate of …

Can Khalifa Haftar legitimize his power in Libya

The commander in chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, proclaimed himself the supreme ruler of Libya and announced the transfer of power in the country to the military. During the appeal, which was distributed by …

Libya confirms first coronavirus case

Libya confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, according to the National Centre for Disease Control. The center, which operates in areas controlled by both major sides in the Libyan conflict, gave no further details in its …

 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

Turkey denies destruction of its vessel in Libya

Ankara can't confirm claims that its vessel has been destroyed in the port of Tripoli, Libya, the spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said. "The ship was fired at, but there was …

Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Lybia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday. According to Erdogan's administration, the Turkish leader noted that …

Erdogan accuses UAE of financing Haftar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is providing financial support for mercenaries who are allegedly aiding Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal …

Haftar slashes Libya's oil production to zero

Libya’s oil production will be limited to 72,000 barrels per day from over 1.2 million barrels per day after Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar shut down oil production, Bloomberg reported citing the Libyan …