Libya

Sisi said ‘stop’ to Blue Homeland in the eastern Mediterranean – Turkish Minute

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s warm handshake with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is likely to accelerate the process launched in 2021 to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, which had been downgraded to the level of chargé d’affaires in 2013. However, el-Sisi …

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Turkey-Libya energy accord riles Mediterranean waters – GIS

Egypt and Greece are calling on Turkey and Libya to scrap an energy exploration agreement that critics say violates exclusive economic zones off the Mediterranean coast. In a nutshell On October 3, Libya and Turkey signed yet another memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding future bilateral scientific, technical, legal, administrative and trade cooperation on land and …

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Turkish FM admits maritime memorandum with Libya not an international agreement since UN-backed government not authorized to sign – Nordic Monitor

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at a Tuesday parliamentary committee meeting on his ministry’s 2023 budget that a maritime agreement signed between Turkey and Libya in 2019 is merely a memorandum and that it can’t be approved by the Libyan parliament. Main opposition lawmaker and former ambassador Ünal Çeviköz had asked the minister what …

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Egypt-Libya-Greece gas pipeline: a new alternative route for blue gold? | Nova News

The idea is to build two gas pipelines, in addition to the current pipeline with Italy: one to connect the North African country to Greece through the Mediterranean, while the other should reach the gas terminals of Damietta, Egypt, approximately 200 kilometers north of Cairo La Libya is studying a new, ambitious project that could …

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The Libyan EEZ challenge – JNS.org

Israel should reject Turkey’s claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. (November 23, 2022 / Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) Israel’s recent rapprochement with Turkey need not preclude Jerusalem taking a firm stand on Ankara’s claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. Indeed, Israel must again reject the Memorandum of Understanding signed in October between Turkey and the …

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Libya/Turkey: Statement by the Spokesperson on a reported agreement on hydrocarbons | European Union EEAS

The European Union takes note of the reports indicating that Turkey and the Libyan Government of National Unity have signed an agreement on hydrocarbons based on the 2019 Turkey-Libya Memorandum of Understanding on delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean. The EU recalls that its position on this Memorandum has been clearly stated by the …

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Building in Africa: Turkey’s “Third Way” in China’s Shadow | Middle East Institute

Government patronage has been a crucial factor in aiding the internationalization of Turkish construction service corporations.[23] Construction firms, especially those aligned closely with the AK Party, have been among the main beneficiaries of easy access to credit in the international market, tax incentives and exemptions, and relaxed public procurement practices.[24] Erdoğan has personally presided over the building and functioning of this patronage system, actively directing investment in the housing, energy, and infrastructure sectors across Turkey. The key role that the state has played — with Erdoğan at the helm — in favoring the construction sector by rewarding companies at home has been complemented by efforts to promote overseas construction within the context of Turkey’s assertive and expansive foreign policy.