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MAJOR: New Rift in NATO as Turkey and France Engage in War of Words over Libya

PARIS/ANKARA – Turkey’s leadership blamed France for causing instability in Libya after the French President Emmanuel Macron accused his Turkish counterpart of failing “to keep his word” and to put an end to Turkish aggressive Neo-Ottoman meddling in the North African country. “The main [actor] responsible for the problems in Libya since the crisis started […]

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MAJOR: Erdogan Announces Turkey Sending Troops to Libya

ANKARA – Turkish President Erdogan announced that he will be sending troops to Libya under an agreement with the Government of National Accord (GNA). During a speech to the Annual Evaluation Meeting for 2019 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara, Erdogan added that Turkey will use both military and diplomatic means […]

Erdogan Stirs the Pot .. Again

By Steve Brown – Sensing a power vacuum in Washington, Europe, and Tel Aviv along with the weakness of North African regimes – and emboldened by his own hubris – Erdogan has promised military boots on the ground in Libya as first reported in Can Recep the Magnificent Sort Out Libya on December 18th.     The […]

MAJOR: Turkish Occupation Forces Ready for Deployment in Libya

ANKARA/TRIPOLI – The Turkish Armed Forces are fully prepared for their possible deployment in Libya as required, the country’s National Defense Ministry announced on Friday. The Turkish military is “ready to serve on order within and outside Turkey”, Defense Ministry Spokeswoman Nadide Sebnem Aktop told reporters in the capital Ankara, Anadolu news agency reported. On […]

Greek FM conducts whirlwind tour of Libya, Egypt and Cyprus to isolate Turkey

ATHENS – Greece is continuing its diplomatic efforts aimed at condemning the Ankara-Libya agreement and exploiting the new balances in the eastern Mediterranean. A diplomatic “sprint” has lately been undertaken by the Greek government, trying to “squeeze” Turkey and exploit the new geopolitical balances that are forming in the eastern Mediterranean. Athens’ strategy unfolded over […]