The main mediator in the duel between Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba and Fathi Bashagha, his successor appointed by the Eastern Parliament, Ankara very discreetly hosted the latter on 30 April. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly uncomfortable with Dabaiba's hard line.
Appointed by the House of Representatives in Tobruk and allied with the strongman of the east, Khalifa Haftar, Prime Minister Fathi Bachagha is trying to convince Turkey to withdraw its support for Abdelhamid Dabaiba, who refuses to give up his position.
A pillar of Misrata's business circles, Mohamed Taher Issa has been seen alongside Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba. Boasting an impressive network, including the governor of the Central Bank Al Seddik Omar al-Kabir, he could be useful in the PM's duel with Fathi Bachagha.
After being stalled for several months, one of the "war crimes" trials against Khalifa Haftar has resumed. On 11 March, judges decided to continue proceedings, in which Haftar faces Canadian-Libyan plaintiff Ali Abdallah Hamza. The legal case has been suspended since 4 Nov last year.