On Tuesday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib and the planned meeting with Putin and Erdogan, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and the spread of the Corona virus.
Al-Arab: Putin's meeting is a last Russian opportunity against Erdogan to stop the Idlib adventure
The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with the Syrian issue on several issues, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and the forthcoming meeting between Putin and Erdogan, and in this context the Arab newspaper said, "The Kremlin of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has achieved his endeavor to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, this is the meeting he called for weeks to search for new understandings on Idlib, foremost of which is to confirm the survival of militant groups in the province as a fait accompli, which Moscow has unequivocally rejected, in a statement that makes the summit meeting between Putin and Erdogan a last chance for Ankara to stop the Idlib adventure, And that the Turkish President will not receive any concessions during the visit.
Meanwhile, UN investigators have warned that Ankara may be facing "criminal responsibility" in war crimes committed against the Kurds in northern Syria in late 2019, including the execution of Kurdish political official Hefrin Khalaf, and the driver who was with her.
The Russian deadline for Erdogan to stop his attack on Idlib coincides with the failure of his efforts to obtain concessions from Europe, through the wave of refugees amid a European position that isolates negotiations with Ankara on the refugee crisis on the issue of military and diplomatic support to Turkey.
Kremlin presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that "Moscow's position on the Syrian crisis has never changed."
The Kremlin statement primarily aims to dispel a Turkish-promoted speech that suggests that Russia has given the green light to Turkish military operations in Idlib, or that it has turned a blind eye to it in the context of exchanging interests, indicating that Ankara has succeeded in bartering Russia by allowing it to attack in exchange for continuing to S-400 missile system deal.
Observers said that Russia is seeking to establish an argument against the Turkish president, who has been demanding a meeting with his Russian counterpart to end the tension in Idlib, pointing out that Putin is expected to understand Erdogan that the positions of military leaders on the ground, as the position of the foreign minister or his deputy, express the Russian official position and that Ankara should stop investing in different positions and statements among Russian officials.
The meeting is expected to be decisive in showing Russian firmness towards Ankara, especially its insistence on creating a reality that allows terrorist-classified groups to maintain locations in Idlib, while Moscow maintains that the solution is to restore Syria to its entire territory, dismantle the various groups and confiscate their weapons.
Al-Bayan: Allawi apologizes ... and the crisis is open in Iraq
In Iraq, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Allawi has apologized for forming the government, accusing some political parties of obstructing his mission, which deepens an internal crisis and threatens the emptying of power in an unprecedented manner, especially with the call of the caretaker head, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Parliament to arrange early elections on the fourth of next December.
He said he would withdraw from his role as prime minister in the caretaker government and would not carry out most of his official duties, which would deepen a political crisis in the country.
Allawi said in a televised address, addressed to President Barham Saleh: «During the negotiations, I collided with many things that did not come to the cause and interests of the country, and I did not concede or present private interests to the interests of the country, but unfortunately some parties were negotiating only to obtain narrow interests without A sense of the national cause ».
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: New Arab "corona" cases ... and a European "high risk"
Regarding the spread of the Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "Yesterday, 3 Arab countries announced the registration of the first cases of the new Corona virus, officially known as" COVID-19 ", which are Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Jordan, while others recorded new cases, while raising the European Union has the level of risk from the spread of the virus to "high".
Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that it recorded the first injury of a citizen coming from Iran via Bahrain who did not disclose his presence in Iran, noting that the case is currently isolated in the hospital, and is being dealt with, and providing health services, according to the approved health procedures.
For his part, Tunisian Health Minister Abdel-Latif al-Makki announced yesterday that he recorded the first case of the new Corona virus of a forty-year-old man who was infected in Italy, while the Jordanian government announced the registration of the first infection of a citizen who recently returned from Italy.