Russia bombarded Turkey's mercenaries from the sea

Before the meeting held between Putin and Erdogan, Moscow had shelled Turkey's mercenaries with ballistic missiles from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, while observers said it has not been known whether Putin and Erdogan agreed on the north and east of Syria.

On Tuesday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon Russia's bombing to Turkey's mercenaries in Idlib and the meeting which gathered Putin and Erdogan.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Moscow bombed Idlib countryside with missiles from the Mediterranean

On the Syrian issue, Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper reported on the situation in the demilitarized zone, saying that "areas in the countryside of Idlib, northwest of Syria, were shelled by the Syrian regime and the Russian army, including two missiles from the Mediterranean Sea against Jisr al-Shugur, hours before the summit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow, knowing that an agreement reached between them last September, including De-escalation in Idlib."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that two ballistic missiles fired by the Russian battleships in the Mediterranean Sea were landed on areas in the city of Jisr al-Shugur in the western countryside of Idlib, amid the ambulances rushing to the area, and leaving at least 12 casualties, including a female citizen and 9 children, some of them are in danger cases."

Al-Arabs: Convergence of Ankara and Moscow is pushing Washington to strengthen its support for the Kurds of Syria

In turn, al-Arab newspaper touched on the meeting of Putin and Erdogan and said, "Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a closed meeting on Monday for more than two hours, focusing mainly on the Syrian file, Turkey's desire to launch a new military operation in this country targeting the Kurds east of the Euphrates, as well as the US pressure on Ankara about purchasing Russian air defense system "S-400".

Erdogan is in a difficult situation, and despite his suggestion to Russia that he is still committed to both the S-400 deal and the agreements held in Syria, notably the Sochi agreement on the province of Idlib, while all indications suggest that he is hesitant and has not settled his position yet.

Observers point out that if the Turkish president preferred to win his cooperation with Russia, he would find himself in direct confrontation with the United States, and the confrontation would be costly for him in terms of the possibility that Turkey would be exposed to more economic tremors, as well as Washington would be in a solution of any reservation to support its Kurdish allies in north-east of Syria to establish their dream of establishing autonomous-rule similar to the model of northern Iraq. "



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