Deciphering Iran’s declaration of support for Turkey in Libya

Iran’s recent statement of support to the Turkish-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) may come as a surprise to many. The two’s geopolitical divergences have always often been stark, making Iran’s choice to now adopt a clear position on Libya – a country it has little involvement or prior interests of its own – which constitutes a pro-Turkish initiative a very prominent development.

In numerous ways, it marks Iran recognizing cooperation with Turkey in Libya as a possible springboard toward opening a new front against its major rival states in previously unchartered areas – and reminding Turkey of the importance of Iranian interests in Syria. Read More…..

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