Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

World Dec 27, 2019

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in ...

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Business Dec 26, 2019

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government. The visit comes after Turkey signed an accord with Libya's internationally recognized government last month ...

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

World Nov 15, 2019

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

Russia has set up a helicopter base at an airport in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday, a move designed to increase Moscow's control over events on the ground there. Two Mi-35 helicopter gunships were ...

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

World Nov 1, 2019

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

U.S. armored vehicles were seen on Thursday near the Syria-Turkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces, according to a witness and Reuters video footage. A military source ...