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Is the EU still a power broker in the Libyan conflict?
February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In recent months, Haftar has received significant reinforcements and advanced weaponry from Russia which has altered the dynamics of battle, and enabled Haftar to make gains into Tripoli. Serraj’s plight has become increasingly desperate as he faces the Libyan strongman’s army backed by the UAE, Egypt, Russia, and even some EU member states such as France. Following the signing of a security pact with Ankara, Serraj’s government has issued a call for assistance from Turkish forces. Turkey has subsequently announced it will send troops and has visited regional actors such as Algeria seeking to develop a broad alliance. President Erdogan has also met with President Putin to discuss developments in Libya in what increasingly looks like an attempt to become the key powerbrokers in the conflict.
Given Turkey and Russia’s growing roles in Libya and clear intention to exert themselves in any potential negotiations, can the EU still be considered the major powerbroker in the conflict?