UN special representative for Libya Ghassan Salame says the 5+5 commission, whose members were proposed by Libya's warring sides, will meet next week to help convert current truce into a "full-fledged ceasefire".
Turkey "strongly condemns" raid on news agency's office, demands immediate release of employees. US says Cairo must free detained staffers and "allow for a free and open press."
'Sanctions, threats to not deter us from protecting our national security interests,' says Turkey's communications director.
The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted by 18-4 to send the "Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019" for a vote in the full Senate.
Talks being held at the bilateral level and not under NATO supervision, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
The parties stressed the strategic importance of Turkey-US ties during the meeting, which reiterated that Turkey’s rightful fight against terror groups Daesh and YPG/PKK will continue with determination.
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognizing the events of 1915 as the 'Armenian Genocide'. Turkey rejected the resolution and criticised it for being a response to its Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
The US agreement with Turkey to withdraw YPG/PKK terrorists from the safe zone in 120 hours comes to an end on Tuesday evening, but civilians say the group is making it hard for them to cross into Iraq.
Mounting neoconservative senate efforts to halt the Turkish anti-terror operation are not a solution, analysts say.
The US has opened the way for Turkey's cross-border operation in northern Syria, which is aimed at clearing the region from the YPG presence and overseeing Daesh prisoners.
Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and the US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien also discuss other issues including bilateral trade target of $100 billion annually, counter-terrorism.
Erdogan's UN speech on Israeli occupation of Palestinian land rubbed Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu the wrong way.
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