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ANALYSIS – Growing number of mercenaries to Sirte deepens conflict in Libya

The writer is a researcher at the TRT World Research Centre ISTANBUL  Over the past two months, there has been a drastic change on the ground in Libya as forces loyal...

Turkish defense minister, military chief visit Libya

TRIPOLI Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler on Friday visited Libya to review the activities carried out under a memorandum of understanding between...

Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

Libya: Six more bodies unearthed from mass graves

TRIPOLI  Six more corpses have been discovered in mass graves in Libya’s western city of Tarhuna, officials said Thursday.   The bodies were unearthed during ongoing excavation work, according to a statement...

Libyan premier, top French diplomat talk over phone

TRIPOLI  Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday the current political moves on the regional and international arenas "are only maneuvers to find roles for specific characters." In a phone...

Sisi’s plan to arm Libyan tribes in Egypt to backfire

ISTANBUL  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's scathing remarks on the situation in Libya have added a new dimension to the ongoing crisis. Last month, Sisi said that Libya's Sirte and al-Jufra...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

Libyan Mufti calls for resisting Russian ‘invasion'

TRIPOLI Libya’s Mufti, the country’s top Muslim cleric, on Wednesday called on all Libyans to mobilize and resist the Russian “occupation” of their country. In a statement, the Mufti’s office said...

Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libya says mercenaries threaten national security

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday the occupation of foreign mercenaries of the country's oilfields was a threat to Libya's national security. On Friday, mercenaries from the Russian...

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