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The conflict in Libya seems to acquire symbolic importance in the period we are going through today.

This conflict transcends the geographical boundaries of the Mediterranean and extend to a global scale, signifying the ongoing conflict of two worlds.

It contains both elements of geopolitical rivalries but also elements of socio-political principles established after two world wars and the post-communist changes in the Soviet Union, but also after the developments in the «Arab Spring», the war in Iraq and Syria in particular, which coincided with the initial consequences of climatic changes that have contributed to the creation of millions of refugees and illegal immigrants who are trying to shelter in Europe.

It is really rare, even unique to observe Libya gaining legitimacy from the UN with a government that does not represent the country’s parliament, which, in turn, supports a military government supported by the majority of the country’s population.

At the same time, foreign forces, supporting different factions. intervene, i.e. Turkey and Russia, the former intervenes on the side of the government, while the latter supports the military government, both intervene in violation of UN bans.

So what’s going on at the Berlin meeting, and why was Greece not invited to that meeting?

It is quite clear that Germany and Greece belong to separate camps, while Germany depends heavily on oil supplies from Russia, the rest of Southern Europe and mainly France and Italy depend on Libya oil and the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

At the same time, Germany has special economic ties with Turkey as well as it accommodates 5 millions of Turkish immigrants who naturally are influenced by their mother country.

These two reasons put Germany at odds with the rest of the European Union, and in particular with the countries of the South and the rest of the Eastern Mediterranean countries.

But the worst consequence of Germany’s behavior is not economic, under these pressures, Germany is dragged by Turkey, which violates the principles of international law established after the bloodshed of two world wars. Turkey does not recognize the UN,  neither international law nor maritime law. Instead, it adopts a tactical approach “pick and choose” according to its individual interests.