This policy outlook discusses the trajectory of Turkey’s engagement with Libya and examines the latest developments on the ground, delineating Turkey’s motivations for its support to Libya’s UN-backed government.

Ferhat Polat 24 November 2020

This policy outlook discusses the trajectory of Turkey’s engagement with Libya and examines the latest developments on the ground, delineating Turkey’s motivations for its initial and continued support to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). It contextualises the Turkey-Libya maritime agreement, arguing that the deal represents a game-changer with important political consequences for the region. It also contextualises of Turkey’s recent military actions in Libya as part of a larger effort to preserve its interests in the Eastern Mediterranean.​

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