Libya Tensions – Turkey Starts Military Deployment in Libya – 06.01.2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Monday 6th January that Turkish forces would do their duty in Libya after being deployed to support the country’s besieged Government of National Accord after on Sunday 5th January, he confirmed the start of a military deployment to Libya. “There will be an operation center [in Libya]. There […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Rome Lets NGO Rescue Ship Into Italian Port – 14.09.2019

Italy’s new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants last Saturday 14th September in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous administration. However, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, who heads the 5-Star Movement in the governing coalition, said the OCEAN VIKING was only being given access to […]

Illegal Immigration – Sea-Watch launches European Mission – November 2018

Together with the Spanish organization Proactiva Open Arms and the Italian partner project Mediterranea, SEA-WATCH 3 said it has returned to the SAR Area off Libya. Previously, the ship had been detained in Malta for almost four months. The fleet of three ships from three countries – OPEN ARMS,MARE JONIO and SEA-WATCH 3 which is […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SAGA – LIFELINE at Valletta, Malta –  27.06.2018. The Dutch registered recreational ship but used as NGO Rescue Ship LIFELINE entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday evening, bringing to an end a saga which had more than 200 migrants stranded at sea for six days. Permission for the ship to berth at Boiler Wharf […]