Panorama of the week: “Syrian Coalition” is a mercenary faction in the eyes of its former members
Former members and leaders of the so-called Syrian coalition announced his death against the backdrop of Turkey’s control over its decisions and elections, at a time when the continued intense population turnout in the demonstration squares in As-Suwayda caused concern and embarrassment to the Damascus government.
Arab newspapers published during the past week touched on the elections of the so-called Syrian coalition and the demonstrations taking place in As-Suwayda, Syria.
Announcing the death of the so-called Syrian coalition
Starting with the Syrian issue. In this context, Al-Arab newspaper touched on the announcement of the former president of the so-called Syrian coalition, Ahmed Al-Khatib, of the death of what he called “the coalition that was in opposition.” He attributed this position to internal disputes and wars between the factions of the coalition against the backdrop of Turkey’s control over its decisions and elections.
The newspaper quoted sources familiar with the file that the current situation of the coalition, which is based in Istanbul, is the result of the accumulation of a number of mistakes, the most prominent of which is its loss of political decision-making, as it is proceeding according to a Turkish plan to achieve a kind of administrative legitimacy in the areas it has controlled in northern Syria, while it is difficult for many. Among the opponents of this plan in the coalition are to show their position due to their presence inside Turkey and their inability to object, and some former members of the coalition went on to say that it has become merely a mercenary political faction that only works in accordance with Turkish interests.
The expansion of the As-Suwayda demonstrations embarrasses Damascus
In its turn, Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper saw that the Damascus government is facing pressure in the wake of the largest demonstration witnessed in the Druze-majority province of As-Suwayda in its history, after the demonstrators defined their goals for the movement, supported by the religious authorities of the sect, as the Druze spiritual presidency confirmed, on Friday, the continuation of the uprising until the overthrow. "The Syrian regime", achieving a peaceful transfer of power and finding a solution to the economic and living crisis that sparked the protests in southern Syria.