Turkey's President Recep Tayip Erdogan says the Turkish Armed Forces are pursuing and neutralising terrorists non-stop, adding that its operations across the border also continue without interruption.
The announcement comes after Libyan Army's recent gains against militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, which are supported by France, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.
A year after he launched his offensive on the Libyan capital Tripoli, the warlord and self-styled ‘Field Marshal’ showed his desperation by declaring himself ruler of the North African state.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar is losing Libyan territories after launching fresh attacks on Tripoli, while his rival, the UN-backed government, gained crucial support from the US and UK.
Haftar’s positions targeted after militias carried out attacks on civilian settlements using rockets that killed five and injured 18.
EU foreign ministers agree to a new naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who fear it may encourage new migrant flows.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday has raised eyebrows in Ankara, with many experts arguing that Mitsotakis wants Haftar to make any peace deal conditional to his own demands.
While the organisation has strongly condemned Turkey’s protection of its regional interests, it has done little to back the legitimate UN-recognised government.
Global powers are caught up in a dilemma — whether to support the UN-sanctioned government in Libya or silently allow its adversary warlord Haftar take it down — and the UN is complicit in worsening the conflict, experts argue.
Turkish lawmakers approve military deal signed with Libya's UN-recognised government last month, a pact that could pave the way for Ankara's military help to GNA government that faces warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia outside the capital.
The more financial and military support Libya's Khalifa Haftar receives from various countries, the more this war will continue to hamper a credible process of national reconciliation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says in a televised interview that Turkey may close Incirlik and Kurecik bases where US soldiers are stationed 'if necessary'.
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