Tag Archives | Turkey

What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

By Yury Barmin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit […]

Can Turkey double down in Libya game?

By Fehim Taştekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. It is hardly an auspicious time for geostrategic adventures for Turkey. The governance mess after the country’s transition to an executive presidency system, a worsening economic downturn and mounting political tensions since […]

Talks Resume on Completion of Turkish Projects in Libya

The Turkish-Libyan Contracting Joint Working Group has reportedly agreed to start work on the continuation of the unfinished projects of Turkish companies in Libya. According to Daily Sabah, the group’s meeting was held under the chairmanship of Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Planning Minister of Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Taher al-Jehaimi. It […]

What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?

By Edward P. Joseph, for the Center for the National Interest. “They came, they didn’t meet, they pronounced it a success.” This is the skeptical press line on the latest international bid to stabilize Libya—the Italian hosted “parley in Palermo” this month that was more fizzle than sizzle. After keeping the organizers in suspense, Libya’s […]

Libya wins Compensation Lawsuit filed by Turkish Firm

By John Lee. Libya has reportedly won an international lawsuit against Turkey’s TAV Airports Holding Company, which had been demanding compensation of 80 million euros (93 million U.S. dollars) for alleged violation of legal obligations following the suspension of construction at Sabha International Airport in southern Libya. According to Xinhua, the International Chamber of Commerce […]

Libya, Turkey Review Cooperation

By John Lee. Mohamed Amari, a member of the Libyan Presidential Council, reportedly met with Turkish ambassador Ahmet Dogan to discuss political, economic and security matters. Among the issued discussed was the possible resumption of operations by Turkish Airlines and other Turkish companies in Libya. Amari also thanked Turkey for its support in the search […]

Kidnapped Turkish Engineers Released

By John Lee. The three Turkish engineers kidnapped on 3rd November in the southern town of Ubari (Obari, Awbari) have been released. In a statement, their employer, the Turkish construction company Enka, said the men were released on Friday and flown to Istanbul. They were working on a 640 MW power plant (pictured) in the town, […]

Turkey Reopens Libyan Embassy

By John Lee. Turkey has reopened its embassy in Tripoli, two-and-a-half years after closing it due to the security situation in the country. It is the second country to reopen its diplomatic mission in the country, following Italy earlier this month. Turkey’s ambassador, Ahmet Aydın Doğan, had been based in Tunisia during the embassy’s closure, while […]