Libya has been divided between two competing governments since 2015.
The Tripoli-based government of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has faced an offensive by the rival regime in the east.
In recent years, some Turkish officials have cited Ottoman history to reassert Turkish rights across the Mediterranean.
It's perhaps unsurprising that the dominant themes have been turnover and conflict -- internal as well as external.
The Pentagon again called on Turkey to "get rid of" the S-400 air defense system bought from Russia.
urkey's foreign minister has hinted the country could cut off U.S. troop access to two key bases.
Lawmakers will not allow the F-35As once destined for Turkey to be transferred unless that country gets rid of its S-400s.
Turkey took delivery of two Russian S-400 batteries this year, dismissing warnings from the U.S.
The American, who is of Jordanian origin, was deported after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece.
Turkey is willing to purchase U.S.-made Patriot air defense systems but will not dispose of its Russian S-400 system.