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Ankara Starts Probe After German Warship Attempts to Search Turkish Cargo Vessel Off Libya

Germany and other European nations have suspected Ankara of violating the United Nations Security Council’s arms embargo against civil-war-torn Libya. On Monday, German authorities confirmed that an attempted inspection of a Turkish-flagged cargo ship bound for the North African nation was stopped following a vocal protest by Turkish authorities.

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Libya activists look to Biden to put screws on Khalifa Haftar

The UN-recognised government in Tripoli and its US allies are banking on the incoming President-elect Joe Biden administration to ramp up Washington’s focus on Libya and deal a death blow to the political ambitions of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.

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Italy’s Di Maio Urges Global Community to Stop Foreign Meddling in Libya

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday called on the international community to stop foreign interference in the Libyan crisis, noting that unilateral actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean has been affecting the situation in Libya.

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Turkish Defense Minister: EU’s Operation IRINI flawed from the start

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters at the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara Tuesday that European Union’s Operation IRINI was stillborn, saying “it has lacked a solid basis in terms of international law since the beginning”.

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