On Saturday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and the Turkish political situation.
Al-Bayan: Idlib: a potential battlefield
The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with several issues in the Syrian issue, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib. In this context, Al Bayan newspaper said, “The conflicting parties in the southern countryside of Idlib are exchanging military mobilization operations, while international organizations warn of the danger of renewed conflict in light of The spread of the Corona virus, which threatens a health disaster for the country. "
"While some parties insisted on military reinforcements, and during the past two days, the areas of Idlib and its countryside witnessed an escalation in military build-up operations, as the Syrian army and its allies intensified military support, in conjunction with a large military build-up of Turkish forces and Syrian armed factions in Idlib countryside, as it is expected that Jabal al-Zawiya is witnessing an imminent battle to control the most important areas of southern countryside of Idlib from the military point of view.
The military expert, Hassan Rajoub, said in a statement to al-Bayan that Iran primarily wants to strike the Russian-Turkish agreement in northwestern Syria, since the two parties have had no role or gains in it, pointing out that the Iranian military build-up comes within the framework of creating a new military reality in the north, despite the Russian-Turkish understanding, or obtaining gains through the threat of military action without carrying out any attack.
He added that any military operation at the moment outside the Russian-Turkish understanding will be expanded, with wide costs, especially in light of conflicting regional interests in the Syrian north, and in this context, activists asserted to al-Bayan that Turkey has entered 4,500 armored vehicles, air defense media and jamming vehicles. It appears, in preparation for an offensive military action, and the failure to withdraw Turkish points is a clear challenge for the Russian-backed Syrian forces.
Asharq al-Awsat: Adnan al-Zurufi falters ... and al-Kazemi returns to the fore
In Iraq, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurufi collided with a constitutional obstacle that brought to the fore the director of intelligence, Mustafa al-Kazemi, as an alternative candidate to form the government in the event of the failure of the first, which is rejected by Shiite parties, especially the" al-Fatah "bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri.
The new development, which reinforced the position of those who refuse Adnan al-Zurufi was that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, withdrew the decree appointing a retired judge, Muhammad Rajab al-Kubaisi, as a member of the Federal Court, and the "al-Fateh" coalition had objected to the President of the Republic asking the Federal Court, one day before his assignment to Adnan al-Zurufi, If he is entitled to assign to whomever he wishes.
The "Al-Fatah" block objected to the constitutionality of assigning al-Zurfi to the presence of a retired judge in the membership of the Federal Court. According to the Supreme Judicial Council confirmation, yesterday, the Presidency withdrew the decree appointing Judge al-Kubaisi, which strengthens the position of those who reject al-Zurfi, which returned al-Kazemi's name to the forefront as a candidate for prime minister. According to what is being circulated, al-Kazemi, who has accepted half of the "al-Fatah" in exchange for rejecting all " al-Fatah" for Adnan al-Zurfi, will return as a candidate for the position again.
Al-Arab: Turkey is moving on after the Erdogan era
On the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: "President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled Turkey for seventeen years, but with the Corona virus coinciding with an economic crisis and in the wake of defeats in local elections last year, some observers believe that this is the time to imagine the political scene of the post-era. Erdogan.
Nicholas Danforth, a researcher at the German Marshall Fund, said his new research of the Washington Institute on “Prospects for Turkish Democracy: 2023 and Beyond” was largely motivated by this idea.
Danforth confirmed to the Turkish Conditions website in an audio recording, "How do you envision the handover of the ruling body that established it?" How does he imagine the continuation of building his vision for Turkey? He might do this on the model of a caliphate, he might have someone who inherits the government from him.”
More optimistic observers see Turkey after Erdogan as returning to a credibly liberal pro-Western democracy. "The more the current path continues, the harder it will be to imagine," Danforth said.