Libya

Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is escorted by Turkish Navy ships as it sets sail in the M
Turkey bashes UN, EU and Armenia in latest statements

Ankara pursues what is called a “crisis-of-the-month” strategy by the AK Party to distract from economic failures at home.

Egypt and UAE push to be 'pillars of stability' in Middle East

Cairo calls for end to “dismantling states” in the region at the UN and signs on to the EastMed gas agreement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a news conf
Turkey, Russia nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process

Earlier on Wednesday night, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October in a speech delivered on state television.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020
US report accuses Turkey of sending extremists, looters to Libya

According to the arms embargo on Libya it is prohibited to export, sell, supply or transfer military goods and technology to the country. The UN has complained about “blatant” embargo violations.

Voices from the Arab press: Gulf States and the Palestinian cause

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
27/08/2020
Pompeo discusses Libyan conflict, Iran with UAE counterpart

UAE Foreign Minister spoke of support for "de-escalation and a lasting ceasefire in Libya, Gulf unity and countering Iran’s malign influence in the region."

By REUTERS
26/08/2020
Turkish, Qatari and German ministers visit Libya amid ceasefire efforts

Previous attempts to secure a ceasefire and a political deal in Libya, including at an international conference in Berlin in January, have stalled.

By REUTERS
26/08/2020
Libya ceasefire reduces tensions between Egypt and Turkey

In recent months, Turkey has been laying claim to swaths of the Mediterranean and risked setting off a conflict with Greece. Greece is backed by Egypt, the UAE, Israel and other countries.

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