Harmony of Turkish-terrorists’ position in Idlib, Erdogan’s government escalates its capture of Kurds
The harmony between the Turkish position and the terrorist gangs in Idlib has begun to come to light by agreements under the table to consolidate Ankara’s survival in the region. Erdogan’s government stepped up its political capture of the Kurds.
This week, the Arab press touched on the results of the Turkish-Russian agreement on Idlib and the course of its implementation, in addition to the Iraqi blocs’ struggle over the formation of the new government, and the escalation of Erdogan’s campaign of arrests against the Kurds and his conflict with Turkish society and other topics.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi: withdrawing “heavy weapon” of the opposition from the contact lines with the Syrian regime in implementation of the “Idlib Agreement”
In this context, the Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi said, “The mechanism of implementing the agreement is waiting for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is considered a balance point for the success or failure of the agreement, since the failure to declare its solution or reveal the rejection of the agreement officially, evidences, according to observers, to the existence of harmony with the Turkish policy in accordance with current agreements concluded under the table between the two sides, ending in the long term by dissolving Hayat Tahrir al-Sham or dividing it and find a way out for the leaders of the first row in order to ensure international approval to establish the survival of Ankara in this region.
Al-Hayat: Four outstanding issues after the withdrawal of arms from Idlib
Al-Hayat explained that “two days before the expiry of the deadline for the implementation of the Russian-Turkish agreement on the city of Idlib (north-west of Syria), Ankara declared the end of the withdraw of the armed factions’ heavy weapon from the buffer zone, while Moscow praised the Turkish efforts, stressing that the environments have changed towards the best. However, al-Hayat learned that problems, especially foreign fighters’ fate, were at the table of Russian-Turkish talks. In contrast, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Verchinen maintained that Idlib would eventually return to the control of the Syrian government, while Syrian opposition confirms that Moscow and Ankara are keeping the research in four key issues for the implementation of the agreement on 17 last month. ”
Middle East: Idlib agreement enters the toughest stage
Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reported that the “Sochi Agreement” on the establishment of a buffer zone in the vicinity of Idlib in North Syria, on Saturday, a second stage; after the end of the first phase of the withdrawal of the heavy weapon by the opposition factions from the region. The agreement concluded by Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Turkish Rajab Erdogan in Sochi last September, and that the withdrawal of militant organizations during the second phase of the region in the deadline of next Monday, which is the most difficult part of the agreement.
Al-Hayat: Damascus bombards the buffer zone and militants refuse to withdraw
“Two days before the end of the deadline given by the Russian-Turkish agreement to the terrorist gangs to withdraw their elements from the seam zone in the city of Idlib and its environs in northwest Syria, the atmosphere in the demilitarized zone stipulated by the agreement strained, several of them, in conjunction with threats of escalation, at a time when dissidents from the hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Jabhit al-Nusra formerly) to stay in the region.Al-Hayat: “SDF” kills 29 “ISIS members” and advances in the areas of the organization
As for the war against Damascus, Al-Hayat newspaper reported that “the Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, continued to advance in areas controlled by the terrorist organization Daesh in the east of the Euphrates, near the Syrian border with Iraq, and announces on the killing of 29 members of the organization and finding quantities of weapons after the liberation of areas.
Al-Arab: Erdogan escalates campaign of arrests against Kurds
“The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped up his campaign of arrests of hundreds of days ago against hundreds of Kurds. The arrests come days after Erdogan’s warning that he would remove any mayor elected in local elections next year, if it turns out to be linked to terrorism. “