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Is Turkey seeking a neo-Ottoman Empire?

Turkey is flexing its muscle as a regional power. On Thursday, the Turkish parliament approved a plan to send troops across the Mediterranean to Libya, which is in the midst of a complex civil war. The World's Marco Werman speaks with former Ambassador David Shinn on what this move means.

Conflict & Justice

Libyan warlord took a twisted path to Tripoli

Gen. Khalifa Haftar helped put Muammar Gaddafi in power in 1969, spent decades in the US, and then returned for the dictator's overthrow in 2011. Now, at 75, he's challenging the internationally recognized Government of National Accord of Libya in a battle for Tripoli.

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Conflict & Justice

Civil Unrest Reaches Libya

Taking cues from Egypt and Tunisia, Libyans hope to use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the popular support necessary to topple Qaddafi's nearly forty-year regime. Do Libyan protesters have a chance to make a change?

Conflict & Justice

Pressure on Libyan regime grows

Muammar Gaddafi is under growing pressure at home and abroad after his supporters reacted with violence overnight against anti-government protests in the capital, Tripoli. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mohammed Yehia, editor of the BBC's Arabic online.