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Turkey eyes $120bn Investment Potential in Libya

By John Lee. The chairman of the Turkey-Libya Council of the Foreign Economic Relations has reportedly said that Turkish investors should avail of $120-billion of investment opportunities in Libya. Anadolu Agency quotes Murtaza Karanfil as adding: "There is a call from Libya in this direction ...During the reconstruction process, houses, public buildings and roads will […]

Libyan front looks Bleak for Erdogan

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. Engaged in two wars simultaneously in Syria and Libya, Turkey appears far from achieving its stated objectives on both fronts. The Syrian battlefield escalated dramatically after the killing of at least 36 Turkish […]

Syrian Mercenaries "Fight Turkey’s Battles in Libya"

By Simon Speakman Cordall for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Syrian mercenaries fight Turkey’s battles in Libya Hundreds of fighters from the National Army of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) headed to Libya in December 2019 to fight alongside the Libyan Government […]

Video: Weapons arriving in Libya Despite Embargo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Concerns are growing in Libya that the forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar may be preparing to renew full-scale fighting, despite a ceasefire that has loosely been in place for three weeks. […]

Libya only Small Part of Turkey’s Ambitions

By Barin Kayaoglu for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.  Libya is only small part of Turkey’s ambitious Africa overture While Libya captures a lot of headlines today, it is hardly the only African country where Turkey is keeping busy these […]

Erdogan's Libya Strategy: Jump First, Think Later

By Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Erdogan's Libya strategy: Jump first, think later President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s approach to Libya has the hallmark of his general approach to foreign policy. Some seasoned diplomats call this a “jump […]

Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]

Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?

By Ben Fishman, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. […]