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Greek, Turkish warships in 'mini collision' Ankara calls provocative

3:06pm BST

ATHENS/ANKARA A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mild collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, in what a Greek defence source called an accident but Ankara described as a provocation.

UPDATE 1-Greek, Turkish warships in 'mini collision' Ankara calls provocative

3:04pm BST

ATHENS/ANKARA, Aug 14 A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mild collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, in what a Greek defence source called an accident but Ankara described as a provocation.

Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal, Erdogan says

2:40pm BST

ISTANBUL Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalise ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal, Erdogan says

1:35pm BST

ISTANBUL Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalise ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal, Erdogan says

1:26pm BST

ISTANBUL, Aug 14 Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalise ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Turkey to issue Mediterranean exploration licences, raising tensions with Greece

11 Aug 2020

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey will issue gas exploration and drilling licences in the eastern Mediterranean this month, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, further raising tensions with Greece, which said it would seek an emergency EU meeting to address the issue.

Turkey ready for fast reconstruction in conflict-torn Libya, official says

19 Jun 2020

ANKARA, June 19 Turkey is ready to rapidly start rebuilding conflict-torn Libya, a senior Turkish official said on Friday, after President Tayyip Erdogan's senior deputies visited Tripoli this week to discuss cooperation on energy, construction and banking.

UPDATE 3-Turkey eyes Libya bases for lasting military foothold - source

15 Jun 2020

ANKARA, June 15 Turkey and Libya's internationally recognised government are discussing possible Turkish use of two military bases in the North African country, a Turkish source said on Monday, with a view to a lasting Turkish presence in the south Mediterranean.

Turkey vows more support to secure gains in Libya conflict

04 Jun 2020

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to ramp up Turkey's support for its ally in Libya to lock in recent military gains, and promised joint exploration for oil at sea following talks in Ankara ahead of a potential ceasefire push.

Erdogan hosts Libya PM as Turkey looks to lock in gains

04 Jun 2020

ANKARA Libya's internationally recognised leader will meet President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in recent gains on the battlefield near Tripoli ahead of a new round of talks on a potential ceasefire.

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