ermany’s foreign policy has gained global attention these days because of its efforts in the context of the Libyan crisis.
Turning a deaf ear to Turkey’s legitimate fight against the PKK terrorist organization has the potential to increase tensions, as does disregarding Turkey’s legal rights in the Mediterranean, as seen in responses to the recent case of Turkey’s agreement with the internationally recognized government of Libya.
The US military's use of Turkish airspace for its re-supply mission in the Middle East suggests that while the US is actively confronting Iran, Trump won't take any action against Turkey in terms of the latest congressional sanctions against Turkey’s role in Libya.
n Thursday 25 July, two boats carrying more than 300 African migrants capsized off the Libyan coast.
Despite a regional agenda, it was also noted that five of the major players in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Libya and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was not present in the meeting.
Since 2014, he has served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Libya and in 2017, he was appointed as Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
Likewise, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya also presented a similar notion where he proposed a common gold-standard policy for Islamic North Africa, and Africa.
Since the start of the Arab revolutions in 2011, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have worked hard for the failure of the revolutionary process and have been directly involved in political processes in Egypt, Yemen and Libya.
This movement’s potential to change the political structures of significant actors in the region, such as Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Libya and Yemen, led to some disparities in regional politics.
This in turn means that the cost-increasing effects of Turkey's capabilities are the weak point of the United States' three-legged anti-Russia new cold war strategy that relies on the Gulf-Europe-Eastern Mediterranean (Greece-Egypt-Libya-GCASC-Israel) trilateral cooperation.
But the absence of Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Lebanon and Libya despite being among the leading actors of the region shows that the forum is not an inclusive cooperation initiative.
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, the civil wars that erupted in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, together with the tensions in Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, and Palestine, are all signs of an on-going covert war in the region.
The road ahead is uncertain and Sudan has to collectively take careful steps – a Libya or Syria scenario has to be avoided at all costs.