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Vol 61 No 3

Published 6th February 2020


A game of many nations

Turkey's agreement to support the UN-recognised government has upsets the geopolitics of the eastern Mediterranean

The political backing of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for the UN-recognised regime in Tripoli is well-known, but less so are the subsidiary clauses in the pact which massively extend Ankara's footprint in the eastern Mediterranean. It has upset Greece, France and the European Union, and not just the backers of Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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