Turkey doubles down on Libya
In his latest article published on 10 December published with The Middle East Institute, founder of Libya-Analysis LLC Jason Pack discusses the proxy nature of the Libyan conflict, and focuses on explaining Turkey’s renewed interest in Libyan affairs which manifested itself through the controversial MoU with the Government of National Accord (GNA) on maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea. Recounting the political and economic ties between Libya and Turkey, Pack explains this reinforced cooperation in the context of the current conflict, which opposes the GNA to the forces mobilized by Khalifa Haftar. For Pack, the GNA is likely to have agreed to the deal in order to receive from the Turkey the increased military support it needs to counter the Haftar offensive. As Pack demonstrates, in doing so, the GNA is risking its credibility as Libya’s sole legitimate government power.
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