Abdelhamid Dabaiba gets closer to Abu Dhabi
The Libyan prime minister, who is close to Turkey, is also keen to strengthen ties with the United Arab Emirates, despite the Gulf state's support for General Haftar.
The Turkish president wants to host a meeting between the speaker of the Libyan House Of Representatives, Aguila Salah Issa, and the chairman of the High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri, along with representatives of the main countries involved in the crisis on 21 July.
The Public Facility and Establishment Protection Authority, headed by a lieutenant of the leader of the powerful Ghneiwa militia, has been removed from the interior ministry's control and will henceforth be overseen by the cabinet.
The speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Salah Issa, has not given up on trying to convince the leaders of the Tripolitan militias to allow Fathi Bashagha's government, which he supports, take up office in Tripoli.
Italy is keeping a close eye on militia movements in Libya in order to anticipate threats to its oil exports. It had to this end sent a defence ministry delegation to Tripoli two days before Fathi Bachagha's attempt to enter the city and oust the prime minister.
Turkey, which last week played host to representatives of the Libyan prime minister-designate Fathi Bashagha, intends to wield its influence on the outgoing head of government Abdelhamid Dabaiba to pressure him to seek a negotiated solution.
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.