With a ramped-up Russian and Emirati presence in Libya, Turkey is engaging international stakeholders to maintain stability and prevent aggressive expansion.
Playing one country against the other and exploiting competing interests of regional powers, Haftar has done everything to keep the conflict running as a freeloader.
Unlike Turkey, which was requested to help defend the legitimate UN-recognised government in Tripoli, Egypt has no such mandate to enter Libya.
Egypt is threatening the UN-backed government of Libya with a tribal rebellion, but many tribe leaders have slammed the former military general. Here's a breakdown of Libya's tribal demographics.
The move comes after the forces of UN-recognised government recently recaptured most of the territory held by Khalifa Haftar's illegal militias in northwest Libya, ending the warlord's 14-month campaign to seize the capital Tripoli.
Turkey has been providing military aid to the Tripoli-based government in the Libya conflict, while Egypt, the UAE and Russia have backed warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Libya's army shared images of military equipment in Tobruk which it said arrived from Egypt the same day the US military posted photographs of landmines used by Kremlin-backed Wagner Group in Tripoli to support Haftar.
Presidents Erdogan and Trump discuss bilateral ties, regional developments, and trade target of $100 billion, during a phone call.
Experts see a different political future with dire consequences for the country’s integrity, independence and sovereignty.
The UN-recognised Government of National Accord would need the coastal city as well as the strategic airbase handed over before any ceasefire, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said.
Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude oil in Africa, is torn between the rival powers of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and the warlord Khalifa Haftar, who control some areas in the south and east.
As the Libyan conflict drags on the US could find itself fending off an expansionist Russia seeking a foothold in the country.
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