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Turkey won't shun 'teaching a lesson' to Libyan commander Haftar if attacks continue

14 Jan 2020

ANKARA Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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's Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

25 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighbouring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognised government. | Video

Explainer: Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

25 Dec 2019

LONDON/ANKARA/ATHENS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighbouring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognised government.

Turkey, Russia talk Syria as thousands flee bombing

24 Dec 2019

ANKARA/BEIRUT A Turkish delegation was in Russia on Monday for talks on Syria, following reports that Russian-backed attacks there were forcing tens of thousands more Syrians to flee towards Turkey.

Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary

22 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey will increase its military support to the internationally recognised government of Libya if necessary and will evaluate ground, air and marine options, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, after the two signed a military cooperation accord last month.

Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle new migrant wave from Syria, warns Europe

22 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, warning that European countries will feel the impact of such an influx if violence in Syria's northwest is not stopped.

Former PM calls for overhaul of Turkey in challenge to Erdogan

13 Dec 2019

ANKARA Turkey's ex-premier Ahmet Davutoglu took aim at his former boss Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, saying the country was being held back by a concentration of power, economic crisis and an atmosphere of fear as he called for an overhaul of the political system.

Erdogan says Istanbul canal project to go ahead despite mayor's opposition

12 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey will soon hold a tender for a gigantic canal project on the edge of Istanbul, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, despite calls from the city's mayor to scrap the project over its potential environmental impact.

Turkey says Libya accord does not include troop deployment

11 Dec 2019

ANKARA, Dec 11 A security deal between Turkey and Libya does not include a clause for Turkey to deploy troops there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, after President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara could send forces if requested by Tripoli.

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