On Wednesday morning, al- Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and the spread of the Corona virus.
Al-Bayan: «Moscow deal» …. Turkish ambitions are dying at the gates of Idlib
Al- Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with several topics on the Syrian issue, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context Al Bayan newspaper said: "The situation in Idlib began an unprecedented turn in the history of the Syrian crisis, with the launch of the qualifying war and the series of assassinations between the leaders and militia elements Armed forces in Idlib, as a result of the recent agreement signed by Ankara "reluctantly" with Moscow, which led to sharp mixing of cards, and restored Turkish ambitions in Syria to the lowest level since 2011".
The newspaper added: "The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's submission to Russia's firm stances to reject any military operation in Idlib, and to make unprecedented concessions, revealed the fragility of the ground that brings together the groups supported by Ankara, and reflected in the sharp differences between them, on accepting or rejecting the Putin-Erdogan agreement In addition to the struggle to share funds, with the possibility of increasing frequency of conflicts among them in the coming days"
According to the newspaper, "The state of confusion experienced by the armed groups in Idlib reflects one of the aspects of the Turkish defeat in the Syrian file".
After an aggressive tone and high-ceiling threats, Turkey eventually found itself alone in the quagmire of northern Syria, in front of a firm Russian position in defense of the unity and sovereignty of the Syrian lands, and the insistence of the Syrian army to liberate the rest of the Syrian lands, so that the ceiling of Turkish bets collapsed to create a situation that leads to the entry of NATO direct supports to it, before it finds itself without the "NATO" cover "for Erdogan to rush to seek help from Putin, following the" devastating blow to the back "in Syria.
Russian political writer Sergey Eristian counted that the "Moscow deal" was the declaration of Turkey's surrender, and a breakdown of its ambition to control even if it was part of Idlib governorate after a "Saraqib strike", which had become strategically under the control of the Syrian army.
He added that the "smart" calculations in Ankara did not take into account that the Turkish aggression against Syria would be governed by direct engagement with the Russian forces, but that the Turkish forces were field-bound and placed themselves in a "tight trap", in terms of the ability to maneuver and redeploy in case of intense strikes., As it happened in the vicinity of Saraqib.
And therefore- he continues - the clash of the groups affiliated with Turkey among themselves will be an inevitable result, given the nature of these as mercenaries and terrorists, and will turn yesterday's comrades into enemies fighting for privileges and funds, in a conflict that may touch their Turkish financier, whose political future may be determined at home in the light of repercussions and results « The Moscow Deal
Al- Arab: Sadr is bowing to Iran and backing away from Zarfi's support
On the Iraqi issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: "Shiite religious man Moqtada al-Sadr is about to bow to pressure from political forces loyal to Iran, seeking to replace Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zarfi with another character.
Political sources told Al-Arab that representatives of Sadr heard this week, for the first time, the options of other Shiite political forces regarding the potential replacements of Zarfi.
Although Sadrist representatives still see al-Zarfi as an important opportunity during the current stage, which is witnessing great international turmoil due to the Cosmic Cosmic Crisis, the mere fact that they are sitting to listen to his list of replacements is a development that might harm his chances.
As of now, no representatives of al-Sadr have issued any public positions suggesting the possibility of abandoning al-Zarfi, but many indications suggest that the pro-Iranian Shiite political forces plan aimed at besieging al-Zarfi politically is achieving success.
Shiites close to Iran play President Barham Salih's card with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani
The forces loyal to Iran say that President Saleh has overlooked the right of Shiite parties to monopolize the post of prime minister and assigned Zarfi, who does not have unanimous representatives of the component.
“Al-Arab” learned that these forces delivered Barzani a message that included their willingness to discuss the idea of putting confidence in the President of the Republic as a punishment for him to nominate Zarfi, and to replace him with another person nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, in exchange for refraining from supporting Zarfi.
Despite the complex constitutional and legal barriers that hinder the position of the president, Shiite forces loyal to Iran believe that they have the necessary majority in parliament, in case large Sunni and Kurdish blocs join.
Barzani strongly wanted the position of the President of the Republic for one of his close associates, Fouad Hussein, who became Minister of Finance in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, but Barham Salih was the one who clinched the consensus.
Political sources say that the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, personally leads efforts to surround Zarfi, taking advantage of his extensive ties in the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish circles.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: An exceptional crowd for the "Twenty" tomorrow to fight the epidemic
Regarding the spread of Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "The Saudi Presidency of the G-20 announced the holding of the Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit tomorrow, under the chairmanship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, with the aim of discussing coordinating global efforts to combat the Corona pandemic and reduce its human and economic impact. Amid an exceptional crowd of UN and international organizations and regional groupings has been invited to participate.
As the Chinese province of Hubei prepares to lift the travel restrictions imposed on it for more than two months, the World Health Organization has expressed fears that the United States will turn into a new focus of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman, noted the rapid pace of the virus outbreak in the United States, where yesterday more than 40,000 infections and 543 deaths were recorded.