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Erdogan's latest actions and statements concerning the crisis around Nagorno-Karabakh clearly demonstrate that he continues to handle his blunders and Turkey’s problems from a position of strength and foolhardiness.
In this interview with Sputnik, Sergei Lavrov discusses developments in Syria and Libya.
Turkey is in Libya with both feet, one on the sand and one in the Mediterranean where it is claiming vast oil and gas drilling rights, with warships currently sailing with exploration drilling rigs. Erdogan asked no one's permission, and NATO has been silent on the issue.
Jim W. Dean - Syria held the line on having only one crossing where aid comes in, to make it easier for them to monitor Turkey and the jihadis who smuggle combat supplies under UN cover.
The open intervention of Egypt into the conflict will put an end to Turkish hopes to consolidate its recently increased influence in Libya.
Turkish intervention in Libya has not only significantly shifted situation in Libya, but also brought a new challenge for regional security and put MENA on the brink of war.
Jim W. Dean - Egypt has made the incredible claim that the world would support its intervention in Libya as an act of self defense.
The Libyan people's army (LNA) that is fully supported by all the great tribes of Libya (who represent all the Libyan people) has been fighting extremists, terrorists, mercenaries, and gangs of criminals for a few years now.
Several thousand ISIS fighters have left Idlib in Syria through the northern border and have ended up in Libya. That is something that we in the region but also our European friends will have to address in 2020» Jordan’s King Abd Allah II recently warned. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also confirmed that concerning the information.
Sources from the Greek OHIM confirm the information published earlier today by pronews.gr, that the Turkish Armed Forces carried out a large-scale landing operation in Libya, carrying a regular Army and a large number of vehicles. the forces of the pro-Turkish regime of the GNA and creating a new tactical confrontation with the forces of LNA, General Haftar.
Erdogan, in an interview with CNN-Turkey, announded that he "intends to put an end to the free passage of ships through the Bosphorus, as established by the Montreux Convention of 1936."
Jim W. Dean - Public support for "official" government is going down fast, as it becomes obvious that gangsters have gone into the government business as the most lucrative of all.
Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s refusal to sign an armistice agreement during a meeting in Moscow is further evidence that nothing constructive can happen in Libya on the way to peace
The endless and uncontrolled pumping of African resources must be put to an end.
“For me, a former enlisted Marine rifleman who served in Afghanistan in 2008, 2009 and 2010, watching the national-security intelligentsia reckon with their careers, and where they contributed to the quagmire in which the United States now finds itself, reminds me of a Pentagon press-conference transcript from March 2010."
Many analysts consider that the United States has no clear and unified approach to resolving the long-standing conflict in Libya, and continues to be confronted with the dilemma which of two warring parties they should support.
...from Russia Today, Moscow - First published ... May 07, 2019 - Footage online seems to show the capture of the “Portuguese mercenary” pilot whose...
The LNA shot down a GNA plane today, flying in from Misrata, so we have had our first plane shoot down, and an indication that the LNA had forces west of Tripoli with the Misrata militia base in its rear, an aggressive and dangerous position.
Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), has ordered his forces to begin an offensive against Tripoli to "liberate it from terrorists", referring to the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj and formed with the support of the UN and the EU.
Blood suckers perpetually said Saddam was corrupt, therefore they had to destroy Iraq. Gaddafi was corrupt, therefore they had to kill him mercilessly. Bashar al-Assad is corrupt and was killing his own people, therefore the United States had to send thousands upon thousands of soldiers to support the rebels/terrorists. Thanks to Russia, Assad is still in power and is serving his country.