Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey sends food aids to IDPs in Libya’s capital

  • 9 December 2018 - 14:57
Turkey sends food aids to IDPs in Libya’s capital

Turkey’s state aid agency has donated 16 tons of food aid for displaced people in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the agency said on Sunday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it provided around 16 tons -- 700 packages -- of basic needs, including pasta, rice, tunafish,...

Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation

  • 5 November 2018 - 20:31
Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation

Turkey's defense minister on Monday held meetings with Libyan officials in the capital Tripoli. According to a Defense Ministry statement, Hulusi Akar met at the Prime Ministry with officials including Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya's Presidential Council, and chaired meetings between the...

Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

  • 22 October 2018 - 12:18
Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he would use a speech to his country's parliament on Tuesday to reveal all the "details" in the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has admitted that Khashoggi was...

Turkey condemns “militias fighting” in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 2 September 2018 - 21:00
Turkey condemns “militias fighting” in Libya’s Tripoli

Turkey on Saturday voiced concern over the violent clashes between rival militias in Libyan capital Tripoli that began earlier this week. In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said: “We are concerned about the clashes that [..] caused the deaths and injuries of many civilians." At least...

Turkey’s central bank launches “rescue measures” as the lira slides

  • 13 August 2018 - 20:18
Turkey’s central bank launches “rescue measures” as the lira slides

Turkey's central bank on Monday announced it was taking all necessary measures to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira, promising to provide "all the liquidity the banks need". The Turkish currency reached a new record low of 7.24 against the US dollar in Asia Pacific trade...

Turkey’s President Erdogan freezes assets of two US officials

  • 4 August 2018 - 15:08
Turkey’s President Erdogan freezes assets of two US officials

Turkey's President ordered the freezing of assets of two US officials, state media reported Saturday, days after the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will freeze the assets in Turkey of US "justice and...

Turkey’s lira hits a record low against US dollar amid possible American sanctions

  • 1 August 2018 - 20:54
Turkey’s lira hits a record low against US dollar amid possible American sanctions

Turkey’s lira has weakened to a new record low against the dollar after a media report indicated that the US could be laying the groundwork for possible sanctions amid a diplomatic row between the two countries. The lira extended its fall to touch a new record of 5.00 against the dollar on...

Libya wins compensation lawsuit field by Turkish company

  • 30 July 2018 - 11:34
Libya wins compensation lawsuit field by Turkish company

Libya has won an international lawsuit against a Turkish company demanding financial compensation of 80 million euros (93.3 million U.S. dollars), said Libya's Justice Ministry's lawsuit department on Sunday. Libya won a lawsuit, at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, filed by...

Turkey deeply concerned over uncertainty of Libya’s oil industry

  • 1 July 2018 - 09:13
Turkey deeply concerned over uncertainty of Libya’s oil industry

Turkey voiced deep concern on Friday over the transfer of Libyan oil fields to a parallel company based in eastern Libya. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry referred to a decision by Khalifa Haftar that oil ports held by his forces would be handed over to a rival oil corporation in the...

Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

  • 24 June 2018 - 23:41
Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Sunday declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. “Our nation has given me the duty of the presidency and executive power,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul citing unofficial results, which would make him Turkey's first...