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Saudi Arabia slams Turkish approval of Libya deployment

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the Turkish parliament’s approval of a military deployment to Libya, which is aimed at shoring up the UN recognised government in Tripoli. Turkey’s parliament approved the deployment on Thursday following a request for assistance by the beleaguered Government of …

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Libya MPs call for break with Turkey over military deal

Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Libyan deputies voted Saturday for a break in diplomatic relations with Turkey over its controversial agreements with the UN-recognised government that is contested inside the North African country. At an emergency meeting in the eastern city of Benghazi, parliament also urged the international community to …

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Haftar calls on Libyans to prepare to fight Turkey

Benghazi, Libya | AFP |  Libya’s military strongman Khalifa Haftar has called on all Libyans to take up arms in response to a prospective military intervention from Turkey aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli. The beleaguered Tripoli government, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has been under sustained attack …

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Turkey’s Erdogan visits Tunisia amid Libya tensions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his counterpart in Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss the conflict in neighbouring Libya, whose UN-recognised unity government has signed a military deal with Ankara. “We discussed ways to cooperate to reach a cease-fire in Libya and restart the political …

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Why does Turkey seek a greater role in war-torn Libya?

  Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Turkey’s parliament approved a security and military cooperation deal with Libya’s UN-recognised unity government based in Tripoli on Saturday. Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi eight years ago. The North African country has …

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Air strike kills 42 in southern Libya town

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | At least 42 people were killed and dozens wounded in an air strike targeting a town hall meeting in southern Libya, a local official and the UN-recognised government said Monday, accusing forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar. The Government of National Accord (GNA) said Sunday’s raid …

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