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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 […]

Pictures of Planned New NOC HQ in Benghazi

Istanbul-based architectural practice 3XKO were appointed to design a headquarters campus for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi. The client was Taca Insaat. The 150,000 m² scheme consists of 7 buildings of which 4 are part of phase 1 of the development. The aim was to create an energy efficient, passive and sustainable design which resulted in an aerodynamic and solar […]

New Ferry Service to Istanbul and Genoa

By John Lee. Libya’s Mithaq Marine has begun freight and passenger services between Tripoli, Istanbul (pictured) and Genoa, according to Libya Herald. Its roll-on-roll-off vessel Ammari arrived in Istanbul on Saturday on its first voyage from Tripoli. Company boss Osama Al-Alem told the Libya Herald that the ship will make three return trips a month to […]