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Eastern Libyan forces seize ship with a Turkish crew: spokesman

Blue cargo ship viewed from the bow sailing towards a distant coastline

Reuters, December 21, 2019 BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces seized a Grenada-flagged ship with a Turkish crew on Saturday off the Libyan coast, a spokesman said, amid rising tensions with Turkey, which supports the rival and internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli. Turkey’s parliament on Saturday approved a security and military cooperation deal signed with Tripoli government last month, …

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