Panorama of the week: Hatred of the Turkish occupation pumps up among the Syrians; Israeli plan regarding Gaza

The Syrian regions occupied by Turkey are witnessing growing cases of discontent and hatred for the occupation in the hearts of the population, and this was demonstrated by the attacks on its bases, while developments indicate that Israel is continuing to implement its plans in Gaza, while Turkey seeks to win over Iraqi Shiite leaders to expand its influence in Iraq.

Panorama of the week: Hatred of the Turkish occupation pumps up among the Syrians; Israeli plan regarding Gaza
10 December 2023   05:04

Arab newspapers published during the past week touched on the situation in the Syrian regions occupied by Turkey, in addition to developments in Gaza, in addition to Turkish movements in Iraq and the situation in Sudan.

Growing discontent and hatred for the Turkish occupation among the population

Starting with the Syrian issue, and in this context, the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan saw that the number of military attacks by unknown gunmen against military bases and illegal observation points belonging to the Turkish occupation has increased recently, against the backdrop of growing feelings of hatred and discontent in the hearts of local residents who reject the Turkish military presence. The newspaper indicated that these attacks prompted the occupation to take precautionary measures and intensify the monitoring and protection of its military points and bases by mercenary groups for fear of repeated attacks.

A possible scenario for Gaza

Regarding the situation in Gaza, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper indicated that there is a scenario that is the most likely for developments, which is “the separation of the Strip into the south and the north completely, with the displacement of most of the population to the south, where safe havens have been prepared, as well as field hospitals, on land as well as at sea, and the completion of the process of encircling Gaza city, working to destroy all of the infrastructure of the Hamas movement, including tunnels, leaders, etc., seeking to completely encircle Khan Yunis, and proposing negotiation, similar to what happened in Beirut in 1982, with the complete difference between the two cases.

Turkey is courting Iraqi Shiite leaders whose standing with Iran has declined

Regarding the Turkish movements in Iraq, Al-Arab newspaper indicated that Turkey’s efforts to expand its influence inside Iraq are witnessing an important shift towards building a wide network of relations with Shiite leaders traditionally affiliated with the camp loyal to Iran, after the Turkish leadership realized the futility of relying on Sunni leaders who only secondary play roles and limited in formulating and implementing Iraqi policies.

According to the newspaper, Ankara benefits from the cooling of the relationship between Tehran and a number of its followers in Iraq and the decline in their value to it for several reasons, including their displacement from the roles assigned to them and their entry into conflicts against other Shiite parties, in addition to the decline in their popularity in the Iraqi street, which means a decline in their ability to lead and control it.

Military escalation in Khartoum after faltering Jeddah negotiations

Regarding the Sudanese issue, Independent Arabia indicated that the faltering negotiations between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in the Jeddah platform, sponsored by Saudi-American mediation, reflected in the ongoing military operations between the two parties in the capital, Khartoum, in a more violent manner, especially by the army, which launched air strikes. And continuous artillery on the positions of the "Rapid Support" forces in the cities of Khartoum, Omdurman and Bahri.

T/ Satt.