Libya’s Tripoli-based government on 3 October signed an MoU with Turkey aimed at boosting cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons, leading to a rebuke from Greece, Egypt and Cyprus who fear it could lead to exploration and development activities in disputed maritime areas.  

A leaked copy of the MoU says Libya’s National Oil Corporation will invite Turkish state firm TPAO to participate in onshore and offshore projects in Libya. But with Libya’s political divisions continuing, and many powerful factions opposed to the MoU, nothing concrete from the deal is likely any time soon. (CONTINUED - 123 WORDS)