Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Berlin conference: The end of the game?

By Karim Mezran Throughout the continuously confusing Libyan crisis, the global community has consistently turned to its favorite tool to demonstrate progress towards a solution: an international conference.

Can Libya be turned around and become...

By Marianna Belenkaya Russia has failed to broker a compromise between Libya’s two warring parties, the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj and the Libyan National Army headed by Khalifa Hifter.

Turkey – Libya Relations: Economic and...

By Tankut Öztaş & Ferhat Polat The report will provide an analysis of the multilayered dynamics underpinning Turkish – Libyan relations from economic, political and security perspectives. .

Libya and the Salafi pawns in the game

By Tankut Oztas Many observers in Libya are wary of the Madkhali groups, which are primarily advancing and prioritizing Saudi Arabia’s political and security interests.

Turkish-Russia partnership in Libya likely...

By Semih Idiz  Turkey’s burgeoning economic ties with Russia were on parade again during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Istanbul on Jan. 8 to launch the TurkStream natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.

Is Libya too big of a foreign policy...

By Nicholas Morgan On Jan. 2, Turkey’s Grand National Assembly approved a bill allowing for the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya after the Tripoli government activated a recently concluded security pact signed with Ankara last month.

Turkey’s Libya move: A message of...

A recent deal agreed with Tripoli and a decision to deploy forces in Libya show that Ankara aims to develop an understanding between warring factions in the country, creating a deterrent against the powers of instability.

Will Russia, Turkey launch ‘Syria...

By Kirill Semenov Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Istanbul Jan. 8. Putin’s visit is officially dedicated to the launch of the Turk Stream natural gas pipeline, which extends from Russia to Turkey, but Putin will also discuss...

Turkey, Libya trade to benefit from...

By Feride Cem With projects worth $28.9 billion, Libya has been the third country where Turkish contractors undertook the most number of projects to date although a majority of them have not been completed due to internal turmoil in the country.

Could Turkey’s military capacity match...

By Metin Gurcan Following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pledges to help the Tripoli-based government in Libya’s civil war, military strategists in Ankara have been pondering the deployment of soldiers to Libya.