Erdoğan's Neo-Ottomanism In Effect With Turkey's Foreign Occupation In Libya, Says Expert

Erdoğan's Neo-Ottomanism In Effect With Turkey's Foreign Occupation In Libya, Says Expert

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Earlier this month, Libya's first female foreign minister Najla Mangoush asked Turkey to cooperate in ending the presence of foreign forces in the country, a move that has prompted criticism from certain Libyan political groups.
  • Turkey continues to justify its military existence in Libya as legitimate and has rejected a military withdrawal from the country.
  • Another country that is concerned with Turkish military presence in Libya is Egypt.
  • Earlier, Turkey and Egypt announced that the two countries would hold normalization talks to mend fractured relations, but the Libya issue stands as a hurdle between the countries.

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