​​​​​​​Turkey tries circumvent Idlib agreement; new round of Corona in Asia

Observers believe that Turkey is trying to exploit the spread of Corona to circumvent the agreement with Russia in Idlib, which could generate a big explosion, while Libyan officials warned of Turkish attempts to put their hand on Libyan funds, while Asian countries face a new wave of infections with the emerging Corona virus.

On Monday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to Turkish moves in Libya, and the spread of the Corona virus.

Al-Arab: Turkey is trying to impose a new reality in Northeast of Syria

The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with the Syrian issue discussed several topics, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context the Arab newspaper said: "Turkey seeks to impose a new reality in northwestern Syria by taking a number of measures in isolation from the Russian side, which puts The agreement reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a ceasefire in the Idlib governorate and its surroundings is at stake.

On Sunday, for the fifth time in a row, the Turkish forces one-sidedly patrolled the Aleppo-Lattakia International Road known as the “M4”, and this step was accompanied by Ankara's continued buildup of reinforcements in the region, and the establishment of new military points, most recently in the city of Jisr al-Shughour, to reach The number of points so far to 44 points.

Observers say that Turkey is clearly trying to take advantage of the crisis left by the spread of Corona and the growing concern on the Russian and Syrian sides about the risk of the virus spreading within the areas of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, which would weaken the focus of both parties in monitoring the extent of Ankara's compliance with the text of the agreement

There is a state of pessimism about the possibility of the success of the Russian-Turkish agreement, especially since Ankara was forced to proceed in it, in order to avoid unequal confrontation with the Russian side, after the losses their forces suffered from, and the anger that this caused in the Turkish street, and in the absence of Western support that can be wagered to upset the balance of power.

Political analyst think that Turkey believes that Moscow and Damascus' preoccupation with the Corona crisis constitutes an important opportunity to reshuffle the cards again and strengthen its field position, and it has already been observed that Turkey has retracted from one of the most important provisions of the agreement with the Russian side, which is the neutralization of Heyat Tahrir al-Sham HTS, after it showed in the first days of the beginning of the implementation of the agreement on the intention to implement that clause by launching a campaign of arrests against elements of the jihadist coalition within its territory..

In what appeared to be an attempt not to jump quickly to conclusions about Turkey's intentions, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced recently in a statement that: “additional time has been given to the Turkish side to take special measures to neutralize terrorist organizations and ensure the security of mutual patrols on the M4 road".

Analysts say that Turkey’s maneuvers and its attempt to exploit everyone’s preoccupation with the Corona crisis and circumvent the agreement with Russia may generate an explosion that is difficult to control, while others considered that Ankara is trying to buy time, but in reality it cannot do much to reverse the equation there, and that strengthening its forces in northwestern Syria poses a real danger, especially if Covid-19 disease is spread in the region.

Robert Mali, head of the Washington-based International Crisis Group, believes that "sending troops to battlefields will expose countries and groups that carry out violent actions to the plague, and thus to potentially catastrophic human losses"

Al-Bayan: Erdogan tampering with Libya financial deposits

On the Libyan issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "A Libyan government official warned against the scheme of Erdogan in Turkey to tamper with Libyan deposits, while the Libyan external bank called for immediate measures to be taken to prevent Libyan funds from falling under Turkish custody.

Ramzi al-Agha, the head of the finance crisis committee at the Central Bank of Libya, which is affiliated with the Parliament’s authority and based in the city of al-Bayda (east), announced yesterday that the Turkish government will place its hand on the Libyan state’s funds, which are term deposits, and funds for the Libyan external bank, He added that Turkey will put its hand on the Libyan foreign bank's contributions to the banks, in implementation of provisions in favor of Turkish companies.

He explained that the Central Bank in Tripoli took advantage of the usurious interest prevention law, issued by the outgoing Brotherhood General National Congress, considering that there are no benefits on deposits and direct dependence, and he placed a deposit without interest in cooperation with the Turkish government, noting that this deposit is not the first but the fifth, as they took advantage of the Libyan state’s assets from foreign currency sales through oil revenues.

"The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddiq al-Kabir, together with the Minister of Economy PHD. Ali al-Issawi, representing Accord Government of, signed a deposit of $ 4 billion in the Turkish Central Bank for a period of 4 years, with a zero return, and unbreakable," he said, noting that "the deposit is About funds in favor of the Turkish government increase its foreign currency reserves and help stabilize the exchange rate of the Turkish lira, indicating that this is one of the main reasons for Turkey's support for the Accord Government by sending Syrian mercenaries ».

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Asia is threatened by a "second wave" ... and the vaccine race is intensifying

Regarding the spread of the Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "Asian countries are facing a new wave of infections with the emerging" Corona "virus, and are intensifying their efforts to prevent the spread of it again on their lands

While the number of virus carriers in China has decreased significantly, other countries are witnessing an increase in the number of infected people. Thailand has recorded a sudden rise in the number of infections, while millions of Indians have been subjected to an experimental national curfew. As for Australia, it closed its borders to non-residents and foreigners, in turn, prevented Singapore from entering visitors temporarily after a wave of imported injuries

Meanwhile, the global race for a pandemic vaccine has intensified, and China has begun the first stage of clinical trials, in conjunction with America’s launch of its trials, and Beijing considers that “developing a battle vaccine cannot stand losing it,” according to the national Global Times" newspaper."

While waiting the improvement of a vaccine in a process that could take 12 to 18 months, countries of the world resort to the most effective weapon in their battle against the epidemic, which is the obligatory quarantine that does not exclude even the leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to isolate herself in her home yesterday, after a doctor treated her It was later discovered that he was infected.

To that, Arab leaders warned of the danger of the epidemic. Yesterday, the Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, issued a declaration of the state of alert to confront the virus, stressing that there is no compromise in dealing with it, while Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al- Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, confirmed that his country will be an essential part of the global effort to combat the epidemic.



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