Ferhat Polat is a Deputy Researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. He is a PhD researcher in North African Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in Exeter with a particular focus on Turkish Foreign Policy.
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Libyans hope a new political transitional can unite the country and bring about a reconciliation process – but many hurdles remain.
As long as Libya's internationally-recognized government needs Ankara's support to stave off destabilising actors like France and Egypt, Turkey will continue to have its military presence in the country.
Negotiations have given a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel but with wildcards like Haftar still empowered by foreign powers, there is a real risk to Libya’s long term security.
After Turkey and Libya's deal was registered by the UN the two sides have deepened their relationship.
Civil unrest in eastern Libya's Benghazi is a strong signal that cracks are beginning to appear in Khalifa Haftar's strongholds.
The agreement between the UN-recognised government in Tripoli and the Tobruk-based legislature to demilitarise Sirte is an important step towards peace but obstacles remain primarily in the form of the renegade warlord, Khalifa Haftar.
As the tiny island nation lies in the middle of a popular migration route, Maltese interests lie in ensuring a stable Libya capable of securing its borders.
As Russia's footprint in Libya grows, it risks drawing greater attention from the US.
With no end in sight for the humanitarian crisis, NATO’s intervention may prove the only solution in finding peace and in halting other countries’ interference
Khalifa Haftar has become increasingly desperate as his advances on Tripoli have failed and his forces weaken.
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