Turkey – Northern Cyprus, then – Libya, Lebanon and Israel – a new touristic route!
The Republic of Turkey shared plans to open a new tourist route along the Mediterranean Sea with a call to Libya. Despite the fact that Libya has not yet really recovered from the war. Approximate date of the beginning of transportations – May-June. Probably the route will start in the Turkish province of Hatay. From there, the ships will go to Famagusta on the territory of the partially recognized state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and then to Libya, Israel and Lebanon. In which of the Libyan ports the ship will moor not exactly known, but presumably it will be Misrata. It is quite possible that such a route will be of interest to Russian tourists in the current conditions.
It is worth noting that maritime communications have already been established between Misrata and the cities of Turkey. Since November last year, the Kevalay Queen, a passenger-and-freight vessel with a capacity of 810 passengers, has running from Misrata to Turkish Izmir.
Such routes seem to be in high demand, since quite recently Kevalay Queen began to go to Istanbul in addition to Izmir. Libyan media report that after the repair of ports in other Libyan ports, ships will be able to moor not only in Misrata, but possibly in other cities.
A number of Arab countries, inspired by Turkey’s initiative, have also expressed their desire to establish maritime passenger traffic with Libya. Last year, the port of Misrata visited by the Tunisian ambassador to Libya, Assad al-Ajili, who expressed a desire to launch regular maritime communications with Libya from Tunisia, and later the Egyptian ambassador Mohammad Salim announced this.