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.
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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