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Erdogan Warns Russian Mercenaries in Libya Paid by Abu Dhabi

Erdogan Warns Russian Mercenaries in Libya Paid by Abu Dhabi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lobbed a rare direct rebuke at the rulers of Abu Dhabi over their backing of Khalifa Haftar and the Russian mercenaries fighting on his behalf in Libya.
EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

Europe’s top diplomat warned of renewed violence in Libya recently and said international powers must put pressure on the warring parties to end the conflict.
Libya’s Fragile Truce Clouded Further by Fresh Assaults

Libya’s Fragile Truce Clouded Further by Fresh Assaults

Libya’s internationally recognized government said Sunday that repeated attacks by rival commander Khalifa Haftar have rendered a fragile truce all but meaningless, as the United Nations warned that
UN Says ‘Blatant’ Violations of Libya Arms Embargo Continue

UN Says ‘Blatant’ Violations of Libya Arms Embargo Continue

The United Nations decried “continued blatant violations” by several countries of an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, flying in the face of recent pledges made last week at an international conference
Desperate hunt for survivors as death toll from Turkey earthquake rises to 22

Desperate hunt for survivors as death toll from Turkey earthquake rises to 22

More than 1,200 have been injured in the main quake and 400 aftershocks.
Merkel promete más dinero a Turquía para ayudar a los refugiados sirios

Merkel promete más dinero a Turquía para ayudar a los refugiados sirios

Erdogan insta a presionar al régimen sirio para que detenga su avance sobre Idlib y al mariscal Hafter para que observe el alto el fuego en Libia
Frailty of Libya Accord on Display In Merkel-Erdogan Squabble

Frailty of Libya Accord on Display In Merkel-Erdogan Squabble

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted a five-day-old agreement to halt fighting in Libya as he squabbled with Chancellor Angela Merkel in public over the viability of the accord.
Greek Prime Minister Says Turkey-Libya Deal Is Unacceptable and Illegal

Greek Prime Minister Says Turkey-Libya Deal Is Unacceptable and Illegal

Turkey’s maritime border agreement with Libya is unacceptable and illegal, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, amid growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean.
Italy Is Back on the Political Precipice

Italy Is Back on the Political Precipice

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The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

A delicate balance of power in the strategic eastern Mediterranean region is being upset as the U.S. disengages
Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines

Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines

Turkey’s Halkbank should pay millions of dollars in fines for its continued failure to respond to U.S. sanctions-evasions charges, federal prosecutors in New York said.
EU Agonizes Over Troop Deployment With Libyan Oil Flows Blocked

EU Agonizes Over Troop Deployment With Libyan Oil Flows Blocked

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. World
Man Who Cut Libya’s Oil Supply Is Getting Harder to Handle

Man Who Cut Libya’s Oil Supply Is Getting Harder to Handle

No one, it seems, was able to reason with Khalifa Haftar. If the idea was for an impressive cast of big hitters to apply enough pressure to bring the 76-year-old Libyan military commander to heel, it
Libya’s Uncertain Truce Prospects Dog International Meeting

Libya’s Uncertain Truce Prospects Dog International Meeting

An international conclave meant to bring together Libya’s warring leaders and their foreign supporters is getting under way in Berlin as questions hover over the prospects for a proposed truce that’s
What Do World Powers Really Want in Libya?

What Do World Powers Really Want in Libya?

After failure in Moscow, peace talks now move to Berlin. Here’s a look at who’s coming and why.
Turkish Foreign Minister Accuses Greece of Sabotaging Libya Talks

Turkish Foreign Minister Accuses Greece of Sabotaging Libya Talks

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu slammed Greece for inviting military commander Khalifa Haftar to Athens last week and said it was trying to sabotage efforts for peace in Libya in a bid to
Libyan Oil Exports Blocked Ahead of Berlin Peace Conference

Libyan Oil Exports Blocked Ahead of Berlin Peace Conference

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports at ports under his control, slashing output by more than half and posing a potential setback for an international conference on Sunday that aims to
Erdogan Says Turkish Energy Exploration to Follow Libya Deal

Erdogan Says Turkish Energy Exploration to Follow Libya Deal

Turkey will issue new exploration licenses in the eastern Mediterranean now that it’s set a maritime border with Libya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, a step liable to exacerbate
Egypt Detains Four Employees of Turkish State News Agency

Egypt Detains Four Employees of Turkish State News Agency

Egyptian police raided the Turkish state news agency’s office in Cairo and detained four employees, a move that may strain already fraught relations between the regional rivals.
How Putin Was Thrown Off Course by a Furious Libyan General

How Putin Was Thrown Off Course by a Furious Libyan General

Russia and Turkey attempted to broker a truce in Libya, it didn't go as planned with a walkout and conflicting messages.