In an attempt to establish themselves as a great power, Italy declared war on the Ottomans in September of 1911. The subsequent invasion exposed Italian armed forces as logistically weak and unprepared in the event of a general European war. Watching events from a far, the Balkan states begin to contemplate plans for an attack on the Turks of their own.
Map of Libyan campaign (From the sources which I could piece together)
Zeppelin bombarding Turkish positions near Tobruk (Wikipedia Commons)
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