During the past week, Arab newspapers have touched upon the situation in NE, Syria, in addition to demonstrations and Lebanese, and Turkish intervention in Libya.
Al-Arab: Erdogan exploits the refugees to implement the demographic change plan in northern Syria
In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said, "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of the Syrian refugee paper to implement a demographic change plan in northern Syria by forcibly resettling Arab refugees in the areas from which the Kurds have fled from the attack carried out by Ankara in the region since last October, amid fears of a shift" The safe zone “into a hotbed of extremism”.
Erdogan announced the start of work on housing a million Syrians in the cities of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain in northern Syria, which was controlled by the Turkish army and the Syrian opposition factions in the last period.
Erdogan's comments came to confirm human rights reports accusing Ankara of forcibly deporting Syrian refugees from Turkey to northern Syria.
The Turkish president is trying to persuade Europe to support the "buffer zone" plan that he intends to establish on the Syrian border with Turkey by exploiting the immigrant card, a paper that has often been hinted at to blackmail Europeans.
Erdogan's comments come a week after the quartet meeting on Syria on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London last Tuesday, which ended without dispelling the confusion over Turkey's plan in northern Syria.
Observers rule out that Erdogan's plan will receive European financial support, which prompted him to seek country support.
Erdogan's policy of fait accompli and his determination to implement his plan in northern Syria, even unilaterally, raises fears that the region will turn into a hotbed of extremism, especially since Ankara has been sponsoring, financing and employing extremist movements in the context of achieving its ambitions.
Observers do not exclude that Turkey will subsequently resettle extremists residing on its lands, whether from the Syrians or the rest of the other nationalities, in what it calls the "safe area", which would constitute a threat to the entire region.
They believe that Turkey's efforts to annex a part of the Syrian north aim mainly at establishing a loyal enclave that will be the base for extremist movements.
Al-Bayan: The government of Lebanon “hangs” a week on the results of the consultations
On the Lebanese issue, al-Bayan newspaper said: “In the wake of the collapse of Samir al-Khatib’s candidacy for the presidency of the Lebanese government, in the last quarter of an hour that preceded the binding parliamentary consultations that were scheduled yesterday, which necessitated its postponement to the 16th of the current year, the level of rhetoric rose that the formula of“ authorship before commissioning ” », Which hindered the formation despite the lapse of more than a month since the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri (October 29), and is still continuing, and the government’s process of birth will continue to prevail in the coming period.
After the collapse of al-Khatib's nomination paper, it appeared from the contacts related to the government crisis that Lebanon entered an unprecedented stage with unknown options. The objective characterization of what the internal scene has become is that dozens of steps have fallen below the zero point. The street is on the upward trend, and the ongoing negotiations on the governmental track have fallen into the forbidding of controversial designations.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Erdogan is waving to send troops to Libya
On the Libyan issue, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed his country's readiness to send forces to Libya if the government of" Accord "led by Fayez al-Sarraj requested that.
Erdogan said in an interview with the government news channel, "TRT", yesterday, that "the arms embargo does not prevent the (Libyan) government from asking other countries to deploy its forces on Libyan soil. If this request occurs, we will make a decision.”
He added that «Turkey and Libya can carry out joint exploratory operations in the eastern Mediterranean» according to the agreement to demarcate the maritime borders that he signed with al-Sarraj.
He considered that Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and Israel "cannot establish a natural gas transmission line from the areas specified in the agreement with Libya without Turkey's approval." We will not tolerate this.”