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Too early to say Libya ceasefire has collapsed - Turkish defence minister

15 Jan 2020

ANKARA/BERLIN Turkey said on Wednesday it was too early to say whether a ceasefire in Libya had collapsed after Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to sign a binding truce accord at talks this week.

UPDATE 3-Too early to say Libya ceasefire has collapsed - Turkish defence minister

15 Jan 2020

ANKARA, Jan 15 Turkey said on Wednesday it was too early to say whether a ceasefire in Libya had collapsed after Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to sign a binding truce accord at talks this week.

Turkey and Russia discuss secure zone in Syria's Idlib - Turkish DefMin

15 Jan 2020

ANKARA Turkey and Russia are discussing the establishment of a secure zone within Syria's northwestern Idlib region where Syrians displaced by fighting can shelter during the winter, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday.

Turkey says it will send military experts, advisers to Libya

06 Jan 2020

ANKARA Turkey will send military experts and technical teams to support Libya's internationally recognised government, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish military units were moving to Tripoli.

Turkey may send allied Syrian fighters to Libya - sources

02 Jan 2020

ANKARA Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of planned military support for the besieged government in Tripoli, senior Turkish sources said on Monday, potentially bringing more foreign influence into the complex conflict.

Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya -sources

30 Dec 2019

* Turkey plans to deploy troops to Libya to help Tripoli gov't

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.

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu forms new party in challenge to Erdogan

12 Dec 2019

ANKARA Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, once a close ally to President Tayyip Erdogan, applied on Thursday to establish a breakaway political party which could erode support for Erdogan and his ruling AK Party.

Turkish central bank to take steps to direct loans across economy: sources

28 Nov 2019

ANKARA Turkey's central bank is set to adjust a tool it introduced this summer to boost lending in specific sectors of the recession-hit economy, starting by tweaking reserve requirements to squeeze more credit from lenders, two people familiar with the matter said.

Turkish central bank to take steps to direct loans across economy -sources

27 Nov 2019

ANKARA, Nov 27 Turkey's central bank is set to adjust a tool it introduced this summer to boost lending in specific sectors of the recession-hit economy, starting by tweaking reserve requirements to squeeze more credit from lenders, two people familiar with the matter said.

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