Arab press: Coalition belongs to Turkey to further fragmentation, Erdogan abandons his historical ally 

The decision of the (Syrian Coalition) affiliated with Turkey to establish an election commission in preparation for participating in the upcoming elections has sparked controversy and disagreement that predicts further disintegration in its ranks, while Erdogan has abandoned his oldest allies, after the latter demanded the release of Selahattin Demirtaş and Kavala.

On Wednesday, Arab press focused on the the situation of the so-called Syrian coalition affiliated with Turkey, in addition to the internal Turkish situation.

'The so-called Syrian opposition leads to further fragmentation and disintegration'

The beginning of the Syrian issue, and in this context, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “Disputes have deepened among the Syrian opposition in Turkey, during the past two days, against the background of the Syrian coalition’s announcement of the establishment of a new election commission, in preparation for participating in the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for next June in Syria."

And added, "The announcement of a commission for the presidential elections sparked widespread reactions in (opposition circles), which rejected the decision, prompting the head of the coalition, Nasr Hariri, to retreat, while the head of the High Negotiating Committee, Anas Al-Abdah, said that the decision will be reviewed, and will not be completed, which predicts further disintegration and fragmentation in (the opposition). "

In addition, there have been renewed disputes over participation in the work of the Fourth Constitutional Committee, in the Swiss capital, Geneva, which is supposed to start at the end of this month, with the participation of the delegation of the Syrian government, (the opposition) and independents, under Russian-Turkish pressure to push for participation.

'Erdogan abandons historical ally, lest his ruling coalition disintegrate'

Regarding the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: “A historical ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan submitted his resignation as a chancellor, Tuesday, after he was violently attacked by the Nationalist Movement Party, the ruling partner of Justice and Development, because of his demand for the release of detained opponents, following Erdogan’s announcement of Judicial reforms.

Observers say that the Turkish president sacrificed his advisor, Bulent Arinc, for fear of the dissolution of the ruling coalition, which means an imbalance in the political structure, and thus to go to early presidential and parliamentary elections, the ruling Justice and Development Party does not seem ready to fight in light of a severe economic crisis that contributed to the decline in its popularity.

Bulent Arinc, a 72-year-old former deputy prime minister and speaker of parliament, has resigned from his position on the Presidency's Supreme Advisory Council, a body made up of former senior officials responsible for making recommendations to the president.

Erdogan has denied Arinc, who is his companion, while some government media have directed severe criticism in recent days to Arinc, because of his call during a television episode for the release of the Kurdish dissident Selahattin Demirtaş and businessman Osman Kavala.

'The Libyan Military Commission is making progress'

In Libya, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: “An official in the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar revealed that the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5) had reached an agreement with the delegation of the "Government of National Accord” forces, on an agreement on the exchange of prisoners.

Meanwhile, controversy escalated between Ankara and Berlin yesterday, the day after a German frigate in the Mediterranean inspected a Turkish cargo ship on its way to the Libyan port of Misurata, and Ankara summoned the ambassadors of the European Union, Italy and the German charge D'affaires, to denounce the "violation of international law." And claim damages.

In her turn, German Defense Minister Inegret Kramp-Karenbauer defended the inspection of the ship and considered that the Turkish protest was "unjustified."



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