Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey issues travel warning to Libya

  • 7 April 2019 - 13:16
Turkey issues travel warning to Libya

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a warning for its citizens traveling Libya after the recent clashes in the country. "Considering the developments in Libya and especially the conflicts around Tripoli, it is recommended that our citizens who plan to travel to Libya should follow the...

Turkish ship hijacked by migrants escorted to Malta port by Maltese armed forces

  • 28 March 2019 - 13:20
Turkish ship hijacked by migrants escorted to Malta port by Maltese armed forces

The merchant ship hijacked by illegal migrants off the coast of Libya has been escorted to Malta by the country’s armed forces. Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck and a dozen or so migrants were visible as the Elhibru 1 docked at Boiler Wharf in the city of...

Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  • 14 February 2019 - 12:20
Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss  in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  Leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran have descended on the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria’s near-eight-year civil war. Meanwhile, hostile talk is emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw, Russia Today reported on Thursday. Ahead of...

Libyan-Turkish group to resume unfinished projects in Libya

  • 3 February 2019 - 20:19
Libyan-Turkish group to resume unfinished projects in Libya

The Turkish-Libyan Contracting Joint Working Group has agreed to start work on the continuation of the unfinished projects of Turkish companies in Libya. Speaking at the meeting, Turkish Minister Pekcan said that the Turkish government attaches great importance to the improvement of commercial and...

Spokesman: Libyan technicians to operate Ubari power plant instead of Turkish ENKA

  • 9 January 2019 - 17:20
Spokesman: Libyan technicians to operate Ubari power plant instead of Turkish ENKA

The Presidential Council said on Tuesday that it will take over Ubari power plant as its Turkish contractor left the project unfinished over security concerns. The spokesman of the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed El Sallak, said in a press conference in Tripoli that Libyan technicians...

Turkey and Libya to cooperate in probing arms shipment

  • 22 December 2018 - 20:24
Turkey and Libya to cooperate in probing arms shipment

Libya and Turkey agreed on Saturday to open an urgent joint investigation into a consignment of arms which arrived from Turkey and was seized at a port near Tripoli this week, the UN-backed Libyan government said. The government released the statement following talks in Tripoli between Libyan...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister visits Libya

  • 22 December 2018 - 12:35
Turkey’s Foreign Minister visits Libya

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is to pay a one-day official visit to Libya on Saturday. In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry said Friday that Cavusoglu's visit will come upon the invitation of his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taher Siyala. “On the occasion of the visit,...

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, and...

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...

Turkish ENKA abducted workers released in Libya

  • 24 June 2018 - 12:25
Turkish ENKA abducted workers released in Libya

Three Turkish engineers kidnapped last year in the southern Libyan town of Ubari have been released, the U.N.-backed Libyan government said. In November, an unknown armed group kidnapped four engineers, three from Turkey and one from South Africa. The engineers were working for the Turkish...

Libya credit cards and Turkish ATMs: A story that never ends

  • 16 April 2018 - 22:05
Libya credit cards and Turkish ATMs: A story that never ends

Since the beginning of 2017, the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has decided to sell families 400 dollars per each member at the official rates (1.4 Libyan dinars per 1 US dollar). From that day on, the story began.  The money allocated for the families has been bought by Libyan nationals and...

Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

  • 18 March 2018 - 09:48
Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

Turkish-led forces began a street-by-street fight to capture the most important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria early Sunday, CNN-Turk television said, a crucial juncture in Turkey’s two-month-old campaign to expel U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters from the border area. Propelled by powerful...