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Libya's Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

16 Jan 2020

BERLIN A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil in the North African country.

UPDATE 7-Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request - Erdogan

26 Dec 2019

* Libyan minister says to request support if situation escalates

Turkey, Russia 'very close' to second missile defence deal

13 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey could finalise terms for delivery of a second consignment of S-400 advanced missile defences from Russia by April when the first batch will be ready to operate, Ankara's defence industry chief said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Turkish cenbank to use required reserves for fine tuning in 2020

05 Dec 2019

ANKARA, Dec 5 The Turkish Central Bank will use required reserves "in an effective and flexible way" in 2020 as a fine tuning tool in addition to its main policy instrument of short term interest rates, the bank said on Thursday.

Turkey not 'blackmailing' NATO over Baltics defence plan - security source

02 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey is not blackmailing NATO with its rejection of a defence plan for the Baltics and Poland, and has full veto rights within the alliance, a Turkish security source said on Monday ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

Turkey not 'blackmailing' NATO over Baltics defense plan: security source

02 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey is not blackmailing NATO with its rejection of a defense plan for the Baltics and Poland, and has full veto rights within the alliance, a Turkish security source said on Monday ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

Turkey not 'blackmailing' NATO over Baltics defence plan: security source

02 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey is not blackmailing NATO with its rejection of a defence plan for the Baltics and Poland, and has full veto rights within the alliance, a Turkish security source said on Monday ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

UPDATE 1-Turkey not "blackmailing" NATO over Baltics defence plan - security source

02 Dec 2019

ANKARA, Dec 2 Turkey is not blackmailing NATO with its rejection of a defence plan for the Baltics and Poland, and has full veto rights within the alliance, a Turkish security source said on Monday ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

Turkey starts repatriating Islamic State detainees

11 Nov 2019

ANKARA Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria. | Video

Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syria border area

28 Oct 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Kurdish YPG forces have not fully withdrawn from a strip of northeastern Syria under a Russia-brokered accord that is about to expire, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday, as Ankara prepared to discuss its next steps with Moscow.

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