Al-Arab: Battle of Idlib drops formal "friendly" mask between Turkey and Iran
Al-Arab newspaper said: "The ongoing military escalation in Idlib province in northwestern Syria brought the situation of apparent "friendliness" between Turkey and Iran to an end, and brought to the end the deep contradiction between the two parties, when Hezbollah militia fighters along with the Syrian regime forces found themselves in the crossfire of the forces Turkish
Air strikes by the Turkish Air Force on the area from Ma'rat al-Numan to Saraqeb in south-eastern Idlib killed at least 15 elements of The Lebanese Hezbollah, including field commanders, as well as the destruction of a large amount of Hezbollah equipment and weapons.
The Turkish-Iranian relationship thus takes the same direction as the relationship between Ankara and Moscow when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to manage the sharp contradiction of interests between his country and Russia by adopting a double discourse based on prompting himself to the Turkish interior and the AKP audience as a hawk Defending turkey's higher interests, and abroad, specifically to Moscow and Tehran, as a flexible, pragmatic and willing man to reach understandings, and to make deals that guarantee the interests of all, which Erdogan failed to implement, when the conflict in Idlib intensified and Turkey became among the option to abandon the fighters of Hayat Tahrer al-Sham (HTS) Former Jabhat al-Nusra and the handover of the province to the Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian allies, or direct involvement in the military confrontation with all the risks that this entails.
A Turkish political source said, "Erdogan has again erred in his calculations, Washington does not forget that Ankara has previously refused to apply the sanctions imposed by the administration of President Donald Trump on Iran, and that the Turkish military is engaged in a conflict against Kurdish allies in Syria."
Al-Bayan: Russia and Turkey. Will Libya become a clash next stop?
Al-Bayan newspaper said: "After the sharp differences in Russian-Turkish relations, particularly regarding the Syrian crisis, have proved, specifically with regard to the situation in Idlib, the features of this "contagion" have begun to surface between the two sides, in approaching the Libyan crisis.
Contrary to the custom that has prevailed for years, the sharp tone has become a characteristic of the recent statements of Russian officials towards Turkish attitudes and policies, as was evident in the recent statements of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, in which he stressed, with displeasure Clearly, security council experts' reports on Ankara's transfer of armed men from Syria to Libya are true.
Between Russian concern over the dispatch of Turkish troops to Libya, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's claims of Russian "mercenaries" in Libya, he said, raise questions about the possibility of Libya becoming a new arena for direct Russian-Turkish engagement, despite the difference in geography and the nature of alliances with existing powers.
While the head of the Russia-Islamic World Center for Strategic Research, Shamil Sultanov, has not ruled out a "Libyan Astana" between Moscow and Ankara, pulls the fuse of the clash between them, but he tends to believe that this formula will not last long, citing the Syrian experience, which revealed Moscow's disappointment, from The permanent Turkish president reneged on his commitments as a "guarantor", and his repeated maneuvers, which included playing on the contradictions between the Russian and American camps.
Al-Sharaq al-Awsat: America promises a treatment trial for Corona in 6 weeks
Regarding the spread of the coronavirus, The Middle East newspaper said: "U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is overseeing his country's efforts to cope with the spread of Coved 19, expects clinical trials on the treatment of the new CORONA virus within six weeks, while the death toll is close to 3,000, out of more than 86 a In 60 countries.
The spread of the virus across the world has hit religious and cultural activities, with mosques in Europe taking precautionary measures to avoid the spread of infection, and the preference of churches in Italy and South Korea to hold mass telecasts online, and in Paris, the Louvre museum remained closed to visitors yesterday, in response to concerns Staff.
On the other hand, Arab stock exchanges suffered heavy losses yesterday, amid growing numbers of injured and continued deaths, increasing the likelihood of further damage to the global economy.