Search: Turkey,Libya (21 material)


Moscow’s Caucasian Conundrum: Turkish-Russian Relations and the Limits of “Strategic Competition”

... to move beyond the animosity and toward rapprochement, a process that intensified after the failed military coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016. The launch of Astana format in Syria, the purchase of S-400 systems, the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, and ... ... continued to contradict and conflict, most notably with regard to the fate of Idlib and northeastern Syria and the situation in Libya. This complex maze of coinciding and contradicting interests was governed by unspoken ground rules between the two sides,...


New page in Turkey-UAE ties: Why now?

The economy, stability and security issues have spurred the ongoing Turkey-UAE normalization. Source: Daily Sabah Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed’s (MBZ) recent visit to Ankara came ... ... the two have held different positions on several regional and international developments including the 2013 Egypt events, the Libya crisis and the tensions in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Both sides, however, are aware of the fact that ...


The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... Turkey seem to have made military intervention, or the possibility to intervene militarily, hallmarks of their foreign policy. They see the military as key to furthering geopolitical aims and both maintain large, modernized, and powerful militaries. Libya Turkey and Russia are both involved in the Libyan civil war and are interested in the oil and gas reserves within Libya and off the Libyan coast. They have supported opposing sides in hopes of increasing their influence over the next government to control ...


Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... recommended that they are reviewed together in order to obtain a better understanding of everything. Andrew Korybko: The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot” Russian Interests North Africa: Becoming the Libyan Power Broker In North Africa, Libya is the scene of intense competition between Turkey on the one hand and Russia, Egypt, the UAE, and France on the other. Russia must therefore seek a compromise solution that prevents either side from becoming dominant, with Russia playing the kingmaker role if possible (perhaps through a mix of ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... countries are ideological allies in so far as their shared support for political Islam goes, especially through the Muslim Brotherhood. Another point that deserves mentioning is that the GCC (with the exception of Qatar) is in regional rivalry with Turkey across North Africa (Libya) and the Levant (Syria). Although Ankara is trying to resolve this rivalry, just like with Qatar, even an official end to it might not change the dynamics completely. In other words, one can say that among the most powerful transregional trends ...


Turkey and Russia Remain at Odds as Libya Edges Towards Political Settlement

... National Security Advisor, supported the initial NATO intervention in Libya. However, Biden opposed the move while serving as Vice President to Barack Obama. Biden may follow the Trump administration’s hands-off approach instead, leaving Russia and Turkey’s calculations unaltered. All the same, Libya edges closer towards a political resolution, with Turkey and Russia remaining fundamentally at odds over the country’s future. Differences between the two countries are unlikely to escalate into a larger conflict but are still a cause for concern ...


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... Mavi Vatan ) doctrine as part of Turkey’s maritime strategy; Gürdeniz is considered to be one of the principal architects of Turkey’s current policy in the Mediterranean and of the ideology of demarcating the borders with Libya. The agreements Turkey and the Libyan government concluded in late 2019 resulted from a bilateral Ankara-Tripoli arrangement achieved with complete disregard for other actors and for the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea. Since Turkey is not a signatory to that Convention, Ankara ...


The Deepening Crisis in Turkey-Egypt Relations

... Egypt, Greece and Israel cannot establish a gas transmission line without first getting permission from Turkey." Soon thereafter, Turkey began illegal oil and gas drilling in the Mediterranean. In November 2019, an agreement was signed between Turkey and the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Faiz Saraj, to establish maritime zones in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is noteworthy that proposals to conclude such an agreement have been received by the Tripoli government since 2018, but the GNA ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... balance of power of the warring parties dramatically, gives Azerbaijan false hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh can be resolved quickly through military means and, as a result, makes the signing of any peace agreement that much more difficult. Escalation in Libya . Turkey has been one of the main foreign actors in the Libyan Civil War from the very beginning. It was Turkish intervention that prevented Marshal Khalifa Haftar from capturing Tripoli. But if Ankara continues to internationalize the Libyan conflict by ...


Turkish Hegemony in the Mediterranean Likely to Create a Mess in the Region

... converted the Hagia Sophia Museum into the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. Such a decision has drawn a wide range of criticism from Turkey's western allies, as well as from inside the country. Grigory Lukyanov, Ruslan Mamedov: Playing Pick-Up-Sticks in Libya — 2 Turkey has created the impression among Muslim countries that it can cause much deprivation and misery, as compared to Saudi Arabia that is in a leading role of the Muslim Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In recent developments, after the historic ...


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