Libya Tribune

What is Turkey doing in Libya?

By Hülya Schenk Several international players, including Turkey, are involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya. Ankara supports the internationally recognized Libyan unity government.

Predatory economies in eastern Libya (5)

The dominant role of the Libyan National Army By Noria Research This report is based on interviews conducted with a range of actors in Libya, Tunis, Cairo and Istanbul, including businessmen, administrators, victims of armed groups, LNA...

Libya has outsized importance for...

By Metin Gurcan Turkey isn’t hesitating to escalate the situation in Libya even though the Turkish government is already under pressure on multiple fronts. Why?

Child Marriage in Libya: Ignored by Society...

By Jazia Gibril & Marwan Tashani The father, accompanied by his daughter, 13 or perhaps a little older, enters the District Court near his home and heads to the office of the judge of urgent and non-contentious matters.

Predatory economies in eastern Libya (4)

The dominant role of the Libyan National Army By Noria Research This report is based on interviews conducted with a range of actors in Libya, Tunis, Cairo and Istanbul, including businessmen, administrators, victims of armed groups, LNA...

Tired of War, Libyans Divided on What Kind...

By Heather Murdock The day after the battle for the Libyan town of Gharyan, burnt-out cars were flipped on the side of the highway and only a few shop owners opened their doors to see if they could do business.

In battle for Libya’s oil, water...

By Ulf Laessing & Ahmed Elumami While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.

Predatory economies in eastern Libya (3)

The dominant role of the Libyan National Army By Noria Research This report is based on interviews conducted with a range of actors in Libya, Tunis, Cairo and Istanbul, including businessmen, administrators, victims of armed groups, LNA...

Who’s fueling the fighting in Libya?

The UAE is accused of supplying fighters trying to seize Tripoli with anti-tank missiles made in the US. How did US-made anti-tank missiles sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) end up on the battlefield in Libya?

Haftar’s disastrous military campaign...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Initially buoyed with supreme levels of confidence, Khalifa Haftar has since struggled in his campaign to capture Libya’s capital Tripoli, with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) managing to...

Predatory economies in eastern Libya (2)

The dominant role of the Libyan National Army By Noria Research This report is based on interviews conducted with a range of actors in Libya, Tunis, Cairo and Istanbul, including businessmen, administrators, victims of armed groups, LNA...

Libya’s global civil war (2)

By Tarek Megeris This paper examines recent developments in the conflict and analyses the positions and interests of the many non-European foreign states that have intervened in Libya.

Predatory economies in eastern Libya (1)

The dominant role of the Libyan National Army By Noria Research This report is based on interviews conducted with a range of actors in Libya, Tunis, Cairo and Istanbul, including businessmen, administrators, victims of armed groups, LNA...

Libya’s global civil war (1)

By Tarek Megeris This paper examines recent developments in the conflict and analyses the positions and interests of the many non-European foreign states that have intervened in Libya.

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Libya (2)

Special Case (Libya) Libya is a Special Case for the fourth consecutive year. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise control in several parts of the country.

A major blow for Khalifa Haftar in Libya

By Ferhat Polat The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.