Ankara (TM) – A prosecutor has demanded sentences ranging from eight to 19 years for journalists over their reports on a Turkish intelligence officer killed in Libya, the Diken news website reported on Tuesday. Barış Terkoğlu, Aydın Keser, Ferhat Çelik, Eren Ekinci, Erk Acarer, Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan and Murat Ağırel faceContinue Reading

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Ankara (GPA) – Yesterday we announced the launch of our series of stories on the current situation in Turkey, this is part two of that ongoing series. With multiple foreign military adventures, a tumbling lira, spiking COVID cases, and various condemnations from most of the outside world, what are the prospects forContinue Reading

Washington (MEE) – The US has threatened Libya’s eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar with sanctions and accused Russian military contractors with ties to the Kremlin of seizing the country’s largest oil field and export terminal, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper reported on Sunday that Haftar, who controls the bulk of Libya’s key oil infrastructure,Continue Reading

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Ankara (TM) – Turkey lashed out at the United Arab Emirates on Friday over what it called “malicious” actions in Libya, where the two countries support opposing sides in the nation’s grinding conflict, AFP reported. Turkey backs the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya’s west, while the forcesContinue Reading

Ankara (GPA) – The aggressive foreign policy of the Trump Regime has pushed allies and enemies alike closer together, now including Turkey and Iran. The last several decades in the Middle East have shown just how important it is to take in the big picture and really appreciate just the sheer amountContinue Reading

Khartoum (MEE) – Sudan said on Sunday it had arrested 122 of its nationals as they were headed for neighboring Libya to fight as “mercenaries”, state media reported. Libya’s UN-recognised unity Government of National Accord (GNA) has long accused Sudan of sending fighters to back militia commander Khalifa Haftar, who controls muchContinue Reading

Moscow (GPA) – In the most recent issue of crescent-digital, the author, describing the Libyan conflict wrote: “Moscow’s support for Haftar is a long-term preventive action aimed at ending the potential influence of the Islamic movement, which is in power over Muslims in Russia.” I am not an expert on Libya,Continue Reading

Tripoli (MEE) – Forces fighting for Libya’s internationally recognized government say they have regained control of Tripoli, as a military source with the opposing forces of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar confirmed on Thursday that they were withdrawing. The Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military operations room said in a statement that itContinue Reading