Erdogan's threats to public consumption, Pompeo adheres to put pressure on Iran

Observers believe that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, contrary to the threats he makes, will not carry out large-scale operations against the regime, while the Turkish media is invoking the Ottoman past due to the failure of Erdogan's projects in the region, while US. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia with the pressure campaign on Iran.

On Thursday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the Russian –Turkish on Idlib, in addition to the repercussions of the failure of Erdogan's projects on the Turkish interior, and the U.S.-Iran conflict.

Al-Bayan: Russian-Turkish Understandings Failed-Back to the first box

Al-Bayan newspaper "As expected, Russia and Turkey failed to reach an understanding on the escalation of tension in Idlib, in the third round of meetings between representatives of the two countries, two ahead of them and failed in Ankara.

Despite Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's statement about a meeting to be held within days between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov's comment on this point seemed as if Moscow was not enthusiastic about the idea, saying: "No specific instructions regarding the preparation for such a meeting.

"Lavrov's remarks closed the door to any interpretations, ambiguities or bets on a change in Moscow's attitudes towards its ally Damascus, but the Russian minister did not hesitate to hold Ankara responsible for the deadlock in Idlib, and the failure to implement the terms of the Sochi agreement regarding the separation of the opposition and terrorists, and his confirmation of the continuation of his country for the Syrian army's operations in Idlib, describing what it is doing as a response to the provocations it is subjected to.

Russian military expert Yevgeny Boginski believes that the Turkish president, contrary to his threats, will not conduct large-scale operations against the Syrian army, as this will lead to a "heightened tension" in relations with Moscow.

While pointing out that Erdogan fell between the jaws of pliers, Boginski explains that his "emotional" statements are for public consumption, but the process of negotiating with Moscow will continue, because he will have to return to it because of the internal political crisis he faces, otherwise he will have two options: either make a decision politically wise, or continues to support armed terrorist groups in northern Syria.

Besides this dilemma, he adds to the fact that the Syrian army is a regular government force, with allies, and that attacking them is tantamount to declaring war between two countries, and it will not be as a "picnic" for the Turkish army.

Leonkov recalls that Turkish observation posts in northern Syria are, in terms of military logic, under the direct fire of the Syrian army, and that the first question that will emerge with the first Turkish shot is, how will it be doomed in that case?

Al-Arab: Turkish media on official mission: call the Ottomans to save the Sultan's project

On the Turkish issue, al-Arab said: "The official Turkish media, which is close to the government, focuses on restoring the glories of the Ottoman era, and the overthrow of the sultan, the leader of the conquests and the leader of the Islamic nation, over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, clearly and prominently in the content provided in the Arabic language in particular.

Titles such as "The Ottoman Sultan saved the Irish from the potato famine", "An Ottoman generosity met by Europe with arrogance, when the ambassadors of Europe lived at the sultan's expense," and "a scene circulating on social media for a call by Turkish President Erdogan for the Imamate of Friday prayers in Pakistan", In a tactical form closer to propaganda than to the news or the restoration of the historical archive.

Informed sources told "al-Arab", that the government of Justice and Development AKP has become heavily dependent on the Turkish media to save the Turkish political project, which suffers from the reckless politics of Erdogan in the Arab region, so it deliberately confuses what is Turkish and what is Ottoman, by calling the Ottomans in a way of great vocabulary, headlines, news, reports, investigations, and sometimes intruding without the need for it.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Pompeo begins Riyadh visit, clings to "lobbying campaign" on Tehran

On the U.S.-Iran conflict, al-Sharq al-Awsat said: "U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a three-day visit to Riyadh yesterday, where he is expected to discuss with Saudi officials the issues of strengthening bilateral relations and regional issues.

Pompeo was greeted at King Khalid International Airport by Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United States, and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom John Abi Zaid, according to the Saudi press agency "WAS".

For its part, Reuters reported that Pompeo told reporters accompanying him on the trip to Riyadh that his country adheres to the policy of pressure on Iran. "We are not in a hurry, the pressure campaign is continuing, it is not just a campaign of economic pressure... It's isolation through diplomacy as well," he said, adding, "We're going to spend a lot of time (in Riyadh) talking about security issues, especially threats from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"AFP quoted him as saying that the Iranian regime "must radically change its behavior".



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