ANALYSIS: Libya: War In a War Within War

The Libyan civil war escalated a notch, as Egyptian President Mr. Sisi warned of a military intervention, if pro-Turkey NGA advances to Sirte and al Jufra air basis. Libya is quickly morphing into an even more dystopian version of Syria, if you imagine that. Why, you may ask, are Egypt and Turkey in Libya.  So are, Russia, UAE, France and Italy, all for different reasons. What makes Libya so important?   Well, its vast hydrocarbon riches and its central location in North Africa and vs EU are two of the reasons. But, the Turkish angle is slightly different. There is the Moslem Brotherhood angle, as well as the political dynamics in Eastern Mediterranean.  This broadcast tries to explain Turkey’s objectives, as well as speculating on the “end game”.

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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.