During the past week, Arab newspapers touched upon Turkish practices against the Syrians, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and on regional escalation in Libya.
Al-Arab: The Water War is the other side of Turkish intervention in Syria
Al-Arab newspapers issued during the past week dealt with several issues regarding the Syrian issue, the most prominent of which were Turkish practices against the Syrians. In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said: "The state of disintegration and chaos in Syria for the tenth year in a row led to its transformation into a loophole through which the two expansion projects infiltrated. Iranian and Turkish alike, at the expense of Arab and regional national security, the Iranian project through its alliance with al-Assad regime in Damascus, and the Turkish by embracing many currents of the Syrian opposition and the fragmented military faction.
And added: "The Iranian role is clear-cut, but the most dangerous is the ambiguous Turkish role, and no matter how different the policies of the opposing spectra in Turkey around it, it does and intersect when the issue of restoring the lost Turkish influence is almost passed by more than a century today. Until this turned The file indicates the most prominent populist political investment to win the Turkish street, and win any electoral process that takes place in Turkey.
Turkey's perception of the future of the Syrian neighbor, a foggy perception that reflects the blurring of the political vision of the Justice and Development Party led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that policy that does not want and cannot get out of the illusions of political Islam, to which is added the Turkish nationalist turmoil factor that appears clearly in the face of the Turkish Kurds and the Kurdish issue generally, no matter how many areas you move in.
Turkey did not take into account the difficult circumstances resulting from the recent spread of coronavirus, despite international appeals, which said that the Turkish authorities should "make every effort to resume the supply of water from the water pumping station in Alok near Ras al-Ain, which includes more than 450 thousand Syrians north of al-Hasakah, in addition to three camps for the displaced.”
The Syrian Kurdish opponent in Dubai, Walid Haj Abdul Qadir, says in statements specific to “al-Arab” that “Turkey, since the beginning of the Turkish state’s formation, has set its sights on the issue of water, and used it as a pressure card on its neighbors.
The reality imposed by Turkey in Syria goes beyond the economic impact to very dangerous effects that flow into the ethnic and sectarian population structure, a dislocation caused by the massacres and abuses committed and committed by some Syrian military factions that are subject to Turkish hegemony, whether in Idlib or Afrin, which was one of the most prominent implementers Sultan Murad's battalion accused of kidnapping children and women. This battalion is completely formed by the Turkmen and has not been spared even by energy installations and construction facilities in the areas it controls.
The Turkish investment in the life and future of the Syrians became clear by recruiting elements from the Syrian factions and sending them to fight in Libya, which tarnished the image of the Syrians and accused them of working as mercenaries in the wars of others and leaving their country in a state of war. And Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the Libyan National Army, said earlier that "the Turkish regime has worked to transfer about 17,000 terrorists from Syria to Libya in recent days."
Walid Haj Abdul Qadir says that he reads the Turkish role, not only from the role of Ankara in the Syrian north, but also since the beginnings of the Syrian war, and he adds: “Since the tragedy of Zabadani, Mu’adamiyyah, Daraya, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and all the regions that Erdogan declared (red lines), it is clear that the line The only red is the Turkish interest and the interest of Erdogan and his party.” He added: “As a Syrian citizen, I do not speak only as a Kurd. I realize that Turkey dreams of retaking the states of Aleppo and Mosul, and until this goal is achieved, it focuses on certain goals, such as oil and gas, the vitality of the region, and the whole range of issues that Europe is bartering.”
Al-Bayan: Al-Kazemi and PMF ... escalation of the bone-breaking battle
In Iraq, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "The bone-breaking battle between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi and PMF has escalated in the recent period in light of al-Kazemi’s keenness to purify Iraq from Iranian elements.
After losing the first round by releasing the Iraqi Hezbollah guerrillas against his will, al-Kazemi responded by ending the chairmanship of PMF committee, Faleh al-Fayyad, from the National Security Adviser, but the response was quick by the PMF to assassinate the Iraqi security expert, concerned with armed groups, Hisham al-Hashemi. The hands of gunmen near his house in Zayouna area, east of Baghdad. Which security sources confirmed the involvement of Hezbollah members in the operation.
The assassination of Hashemi, days after the Iraqi counterterrorism forces arrested 14 members of the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades and released them under pressure after they were referred to a judge of the PMF, and after heavily armed elements surrounded government offices in the Green Zone. He came to confirm, according to analysts, that Iraq has started the stage of settling internal scores. In all cases, the conflict with the armed factions has become imperative, the survival of the strongest.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Erdogan's low popularity boosts early election scenario
On the Turkish issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: "The results of a recent opinion poll in Turkey reinforced the most prominent low popularity of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the scenario of the early elections, especially in light of the political tension that the country is experiencing and the economic crisis that is pressing the citizens.
The poll, conducted by reliable research firm Metropole from June 10 to June 26, showed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) receiving 30 percent, and the CHP 24 percent in any upcoming parliamentary elections.
In comparison to a previous survey by the same company in March, the support of the "Erdogan Party" decreased by 3.9 percent, and the "Republican People" support rose by 3.3 percent.
And the leader of the "good" party, Miral Akshnar, expected the country to go to early elections either in October or November, stressing that Erdogan is definitely considering this option.