American FP: Erdogan's adventure in Libya is small-mindedness

In a report, the American magazine Foreign Policy described the expansionist policy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, especially in Turkey, as a plan with no prospect or a strategic goal and a risky adventure.

And the magazine considered in its report that Erdogan pursued a policy completely contrary to what the country was calling for many years ago in terms of yellowing out problems with the outside, and even surprised the Justice and Development Party as well.

In addition, Ankara has increasingly militarized its approach towards neighboring countries, and has pursued an aggressive policy in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean countries.

Perhaps the most obvious aspect of that Turkish policy is Libya. Since the signing of the agreement on the demarcation of maritime borders with the Accord Gov. last November, in violation of international law in terms of drawing arbitrary lines on the map of the division of the Mediterranean, Turkish intervention has begun to expand further in Libya.

Here, the American magazine asked why Erdogan, who suffers from various economic problems and challenges, launched a military adventure 1,200 miles from Ankara, adding what benefit can Turkey gain from that?

The magazine continued, noting that there are 3 geopolitical interests or goals behind Turkey's willingness to dive into the Libyan.

Perhaps one of the first of these goals or interests, Erdogan sought years ago to appear as the first defender of principles and major political issues such as Palestinian rights, and his insistence on al-Assad departure. Giving a good image of the ruling party and pushing the Turkish press to praise their leader.

The magazine also pointed out that this matter is important for Erdogan because he is looking forward to the 2023 elections in light of a weak economy that is constantly declining. The second goal of Ankara's moves in Libya actually came as a counter or retaliatory reaction to the flourishing relationship between Greece, Egypt and Cyprus.

As for the third one, it is, according to the magazine, that it came to challenge its regional opponents, namely Egypt and the Emirates, especially since the files that separate the two parties are known, on top of which is the Brotherhood file, especially since Ankara is one of the largest supporters of this group, as it allows its Egyptian members to lay off and have fun in the country. And, they open their companies and businesses in Istanbul and spread anti-government propaganda throughout the world.

Here, the magazine clarified that Libya, unlike Turkey, is of course the backyard of Egypt.


In addition, I considered that despite the relative success achieved by the Turks so far in Libya, there is no greater clear goal for this intervention than revenge, and to attract some supporters inside the ruling party.

It also indicated that without a clear strategic plan to guide them in Libya, the Turks may find themselves exposed and tired, and indeed the wings of a failed state.



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