Arab press: Erdogan has only two options, Iraq between ISIS, government crisis

Observers saw that Erdogan is facing just two options, both of them is difficult, either to be led into a costly confrontation or to be forced to implement Russia's demands, while the battle for Libya has turned into the biggest bet for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region led by Turkey, while Iraq is busy dealing with ISIS attacks and attempts to form a government.

On Monday morning, Arab press focused on the Turkish impasse in Idlib, in addition to the Turkish intervention in Libya, and the Iraqi situation.

Al-Ain: Erdogan's Great Politics and the Predicament of Erdogan

The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with several issues in the Syrian issue, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context Al-Ain newspaper published an article by writer Abdel Hamid Tawfiq in which he said, "Erdogan's options in the Idlib region and its surroundings have declined to their lowest levels on the military and political levels, and they are now facing one It has two options that are not third for them. Either it continues in its chain of evasions, goes far away in slipping into the Syrian quagmire in the north, and becomes in direct confrontation with the Syrian army again and bears the burdens of the confrontation militarily and politically, as happened two months ago during the Syrian forces' attack on its soldiers at checkpoints and what was accompanied a setback to him.

The second option is to obey and implement the terms of the agreement that he signed with his Russian counterpart last March, which is an extension of the Sochi Agreement, and that one of its provisions stipulates that the Turkish side and its army should commit to eliminating the terrorist factions it sponsors and spread in some cities and towns of Idlib and its countryside and operate under its cover, Then it works to provide security requirements to reopen the two main roads between Aleppo, Damascus, Aleppo, and Latakia, according to the text of the agreement.

Erdogan sent  thousands of soldiers from his forces accompanied by a few thousand vehicles, armored vehicles, tanks and military radars in and around Idlib, Syria and some areas of Aleppo, is just adventure of a military challenge by Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Moscow last March, and agreeing to a ceasefire there, there are indications indicating the possibility of an upcoming military confrontation imposed by several facts and developments on the ground, which has accumulated as a result of Erdogan's miscalculations, among which he can no longer escape his commitments or evade them in Idlib and its surroundings after years of prevarication through which he sought through to preserve its terrorist groups, which he sponsored, trained, armed and employed in various places and times inside and outside Syria.

On the ground, the events began to take a different course that contradicts Erdogan's calculations, and ascending against him, where clashes took place by terrorist groups from his supporters with elements of the Turkish army when they began implementing the provisions of the recent Moscow agreement on conducting joint patrols with the Russian side and ensuring a safe distance on both sides. Each road reaches twelve kilometers to ensure their safe return to work.

These confrontations, though limited, allowed to see another context for the emerging scene, and it seemed to raise many questions about Ankara's motives, intensifying its steps and throwing thousands of its soldiers and military equipment into those areas and its surroundings that are controlled by terrorist groups linked to it mainly.

But it soon became clear that Erdogan faced a real challenge of making his hand this time, that is, by the terrorists themselves who are in his custody until now, and they discovered that they are only part of his bazaars, and that the two sides Erdogan and his terrorist followers are lying with each other, and reached the end of the exchange play roles and functions, and interests are no longer shared between them, but have become contradictory and one of the parties must displace the other through him to ensure the continuity of his interests.

The question now is: When will Ankara move to attack the terrorist groups that sponsored it for years after its role in Erdogan's calculations ended and it became a realistic and strategic burden on it? Can Erdogan alone remove the thorns he sowed with his hand?

Al-Bayan: The Battle of Libya ... the losing bet for the brothers in North Africa

 On the Libyan issue, Al Bayan newspaper said, "The battle of Libya has turned into the biggest bet for the forces of political Islam in the region, led by Turkey, and all illegal means have become permissible and approved by the Brotherhood and other currents allied with it, in a blatant challenge to international laws, UN resolutions and moral and political values."

Observers believe that the ongoing results within Libya of the direct results of the Turkish invasion, the severe siege on a number of cities and regions in the western and central parts of the country, the deliberate bombardment by militias and terrorist groups, and the suffering of the local population, are much greater than what is reported in the media, stressing that everything said about a political solution to the crisis, which has been ongoing for nine years, or about the role of the United Nations Support Mission, has become mere slogans that have no resonance with the Brotherhood's centers of influence in Tripoli. The neighboring countries of Libya fear that the current situation may lead to complete chaos, and Algerian President Abdel Majid Taboun warned of the worsening of the situation in Libya, stressing that he is about to explode, and said: “If there is a fire in Libya, will burn everything, and the neighboring countries will not only be affected, but even European countries. Considering Libya's geographical proximity to Europe.”

The battle for Libya appears to be a battle for political Islam and terrorist groups in the region, as the Brotherhood current, especially in North Africa, is betting on it and pushing all its capabilities to support the Turkish intervention, in order to impose the group's empowerment project in the countries known for its vast wealth and important strategic location, and the Brotherhood media depends on arming against the Libyan army by fabricating lies and claiming that mercenary groups, terrorists and outlaw militias are fighting to establish a democratic civil state.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: ISIS returns to impose royalties in Mosul

Regarding the Iraqi issue, "well-informed sources in the city of Mosul, the center of Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq, revealed that" some merchants recently complained about the (ISIS) again imposing royalties on them, "which brings to mind the operations of blackmail and the imposition of royalties that ISIS was imposing during its domination on the region in June 2014.  A source, who preferred not to be named, told Al-Sharq al-Awsat that the current extortion and royalties are "a secret in most of the time, but some merchants are responding to it for their fear." From being revenged.”

On the other hand, the Iraqi parliament completed its preparations for a session of confidence in the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi this week, and sources reported that the government can gain confidence in installments, that is, by passing 17 ministries with 5 ministries remaining beyond confidence.

To that, the coalition announced "the rule of law", led by Nuri al-Maliki, and "patriotism" led by Iyad Allawi, yesterday, their boycott of the prospective government and parliament to vote on it.



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