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.
The international community has failed to stop countries like the UAE, Jordan and France from supplying weapons to warlord Khalifa Haftar.
It is time for international powers to end their short-sighted action in Libya and step up to find a solution to the civil war.
Turkey's support to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya should be replicated by other responsible global powers.
Traffickers and armed groups have exploited the country's security vacuum, turning it into a hellhole for migrants.
The strength of Turkey's democracy and the Turkish people showed their dedication to democratically-elected institutions when they took to the streets following the July 15 coup attempt.
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.
France's pursuit of its own long term interests in Libya is fueling the conflict and undermining the UN-backed peace process.
The abrupt shift in President Trump's policy to back Khalifa Haftar in Libya throws the UN-backed political process into danger.
While one has borne the brunt of the migrant crisis from the embattled country, the other seeks to reap its benefits.
High voter turnout in local elections can demonstrate that the Turkish people are deeply invested in their democracy.
Haftar's forces have given a strong indication that they might march on Tripoli. The international community must take diplomatic action to prevent armed conflict.
Turkey's involvement in Libya is based on humanitarian grounds, which allows it to play a positive role in finding a resolution to the conflict in the country.
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