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Cyprus has been outraged by Turkey’s bid to drill for natural gas amid heightened tensions over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean
Top diplomats from Britain, Italy, Germany, France as well as the European Union said in a joint statement after the meeting that “there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis… An immediate cessation of hostilities is therefore crucial.”
Arab League rejects foreign military interference in Libya
Turkey announced it would send troops to Libya to support GNA, Egypt opposes
The raids were initiated in the capital Ankara to capture 50 foreign nationals over alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the agency said.
Turkey’s opposition leader vows to stand against sending Turkish troops in Libya
Al-Sisi asserts Egypt’s support for Libya’s LAAF
Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on an unannounced visit on Wednesday to meet his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied, in which both presidents will discuss bilateral relations and the situation in Libya.
Minister says the deal will not lead to confrontation between the two countries
Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and France to hold a summit in January in Cairo
Turkey hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, more than 3.7 million people
Expressing Egypt’s rejection of Turkish policies in the region, Shoukry described it as expansionist and dangerous. He asserted that Egypt respects Syrian sovereignty, and supports a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
‘Turkey’s most likely objective is to help GNA-allied militias battle LNA to a stalemate, then seek a bargain with Russia as done in Syria,’ says fellow
“Sending Turkish troops to Libya will be a major escalation and would fuel the conflict between the GNA and Haftar,” says professor
The closed-door meeting, which was not on Erdogan’s official agenda, came days after he announced that Turkey is ready to send troops to Libya if asked, escalating the already tense situation in the Mediterranean region.
Ankara warns to block NATO’s defence plan for the Baltic over Syria offensive
The ministers held talks on developments in Eastern Mediterranean, bilateral relations
Egypt denounces Ankara and Libya’s GNA’s maritime agreement
US national was deported, while plans to deport a German, Irish, French are underway
Over the last week, Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu has several times harshly criticized European countries for inaction, vowing to repatriate IS militants, even if their citizenship has been revoked.
Relationship between Europe and Turkey is love-hate, says Assad
According to Cyprus News Agency, the Cypriot Defence Minister Savvas Angelides said during the meeting that Turkey’s illegal measures in Cyprus’ EEZ in the Mediterranean Sea, violates the sovereign rights of his country and the international law.
Under the Sochi deal, Turkish and Russian joint patrols had been set to begin on Tuesday at a depth of 10 km. However, Erdogan told parliament in a televised speech, that the joint will work on the ground on Friday.
The Russian warplanes have also resumed their bombardment on the de-escalation zone, carrying out several raids in the southern countryside of Idlib, the observatory added. There was no information about the casualties.
Russia to cooperate with Turkey to remove Kurdish from borders
Al Assad is ready to support any popular resistance against Turkish invasion
On Thursday, Erdogan has agreed to start a truce in northeast Syria after a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. The truce imposes a five-day ceasefire in Northeast Syria to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw.
The source said all Egypt’s imports from Turkey will be fully exempted from customs by the beginning of 2020, explaining that only a supreme sovereign body can suspend or cancel such agreements.
Erdoğan announced that he will never declare a truce in north-eastern Syria, will re-evaluate upcoming US visit
Syrian government troops enter north-eastern Syria under deal with Kurds