Tag Archives: Turkey

Ethiopia: Attempt to recruit army fails amid growing regional tensions

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defense is advertising in the local media urging the youth to join the regular army as tensions rose in the subregion following Sudan’s handover of a Red Sea island to Turkey and the ensuing deployment of troops by Egypt and Sudan along their border. Regional allies and foes responded ...

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Turkey says ship seized in Greece for carrying explosives was en route to Ethiopia, not Libya

ESAT News (January 15, 2018) Turkish authorities say they are investigating a report that a vessel which departed from Turkey and seized by the Greek Coast Guard was allegedly carrying explosives to Libya. Turkey’s Embassy in Tripoli also said the vessel was transporting goods to Ethiopia, not to Libya as previously reported, according to a report by the Libyan Express. ...

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Turkey’s presence in Red Sea counterproductive: Eritrean President

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 15, 2018) Eritrean President  Isaias Afwerki said Turkey’s military presence in the Red Sea was counterproductive to the security of the region and that it was not welcome, according to an unofficial translation of his interview with the state media by Tesfa News and other Eritrean sources. In an interview on Sunday to the ...

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