AK Party foreign policy: The regional context

Under the leadership of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) governments and President Recep …

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  • Whether another wave of violence hits the country depends on the atmosphere during the election process

  • All actors that want a democratic political system in Libya must bridge their differences and focus on strengthening the legitimacy of the election process

  • The Second Berlin Conference on Libya called for the withdrawal of foreign powers from Tripoli, while Turkey underlined its unique position and the sacrifices it made for the region. The upcoming elections in the country were also discussed at the conference

  • For both NATO and the U.S., Turkey happens to play an active role on a multitude of fronts – whether it’s Russia and China, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), or the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • This analysis examines the developments in Libya in order to portray why the risks continue to exist, looks at the agendas of the foreign actors and why they are committed to shaping the political and security landscape in Libya, and discusses why the Turkish military presence is an opportunity for both Libya and its allies. The analysis concludes that Turkey may cooperate with other actors as far as the Libyan public welcomes them, and that the Turkish military presence in Libya is a guarantee for the sustainability of Libyan stability.