On Thursday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to Turkish interference in Yemen, and the spread of the Corona virus.
Al-Bayan: Erdogan … Desperate to hide the losses of the Idlib agreement
This morning, the Arab newspapers published on the Syrian issue covered several issues, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib and the Turkish moves. In this context, Al-Bayan newspaper said, "In recognition of defeat and disappointment with the agreement with Russia in Idlib, from which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan did not gain anything on the contrary, he lost a lot by concluding an agreement that allowed Russia for the first time to enter the M4 road, showing Turkish dissatisfaction with the agreement in empty statements to Erdogan that were not intended by his partners in the agreement as a matter of fact, but rather first and foremost within the Turkish interior.
While Erdogan knows for sure that he is unable to withdraw from the agreement, it does not appear from Erdogan's statements that his country will not hesitate to take greater military action in Idlib if the truce was violated, more than an attempt to conceal the weakness of his position in the Syrian north, and the loss of all the cards he was betting on. As he only defends his soldiers who are deployed at the checkpoints.
Erdogan told the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies in parliament that small ceasefire violations had taken place, and that Turkey had prioritized the safety of 12 observation posts set up in the region.
In a different direction, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu proceeded, who described the talks between Turkish and Russian officials regarding the implementation of the ceasefire as positive and constructive. In turn, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said: "We are currently looking at measures related to opening the M4 motorway for safe passage."
Al-Arab: Turkish intelligence officers in Marib and Shabwa
In its turn, Al-Arab newspaper quoted Yemeni political sources as saying that the Turkish role in Yemen has witnessed a remarkable escalation during the recent times, in the wake of the rapprochement between Ankara and Tehran and the emergence of differences between Turkey and Saudi Arabia against the background of Turkish investment in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The sources pointed to the emergence of many indications of Ankara's desire to use the Yemeni file to blackmail allied countries, and played a role similar to what it is doing in both Syria and Libya through militant Islamic groups such as the Brotherhood and al-Qaeda.
The sources pointed out that Turkey entered the Yemeni arena in the framework of the undeclared alliance between Iran and Qatar and an influential stream inside the Sultanate of Oman, taking advantage of its growing influence in the branch of the International Organization of the Brotherhood in Yemen represented by the Reform Party, which controls the joints of the legitimate government in Yemen.
According to sources obtained by Al-Arab, Turkey sent dozens of intelligence officers under the banner of the Turkish “Humanitarian Relief Organization”, and some of them arrived in Marib and Shabwa through the border “freight” port in al-Mahra after they obtained facilities from the Yemeni Minister of Interior Ahmed al-Misri and al-Mahra Governor Former Rajeh Bakrite.
Information indicates that visits by Turkish officers to some of the liberated provinces dominated by the Yemeni Brotherhood are consistent with statements made by some officials of the “legitimacy” loyal to Qatar, who have expressed their bias in favor of establishing a new alliance in Yemen against the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and waving enabling Ankara to some vital economic sectors such as ports, airports, oil and gas.
The Yemeni journalist and researcher Fakhr al-Azab confirms that there is a great similarity between the Turkish role in Yemen and the role that Ankara plays in Libya or Syria, a role that stems from the interests of Turkey, which lives on the illusion of restoring the Ottoman Empire that occupied many Arab countries, including Yemen.
Al-Sharaq al-Awsat: WHO: Corona is a global epidemic
Regarding the spread of the Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanum Gebresus, announced yesterday that the organization is preparing the new Corona virus (Covid-19), which is spreading around the world a" global pandemic ", but stressed that it is still possible "Control it."
The UN has avoided using this term until yesterday, as a coronavirus has never caused a global pandemic, as the organization has mentioned, and the phrase "a global pandemic" or "pandemic" is used to describe an infectious disease that is able to infect people easily and spread among them in a way Effective and sustainable, expanding in several countries, the World Health Organization classified the "swine flu" in 2009 as a "pandemic", and experts believe it has killed hundreds of thousands of people.