Idlib truce a Russian deadline for Ankara will expire in two days, Erdogan empties his party of opponents

Negotiations between Ankara and Moscow over Idlib continue, with sources saying that the Russian truce is a deadline for Ankara and its mercenaries to implement conditions including the eradication of Heyat Tahrir al-Sham and Salvation Government, while Erdogan is rushing to empty his party of opponents.

On Wednesday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib and its outskirt and the rift within the ruling AKP's party in Turkey.

Okaz: a negotiating battle between Ankara and Moscow over Idlib

The situation in Idlib and its regional and international ties still dominate the headlines. "Despite the ceasefire in Hama and Idlib countryside, which Russia approved last week after the regime army seized the city of Khan Sheikhoun, the negotiating battle between Moscow and Ankara is ongoing," Okaz said. To find a final solution to the situation in northern Syria (west of the Euphrates). "

"The Syrian military opposition circles Russian conditions for accepting a new agreement with Turkey, and accordingly Russia agreed to a cease-fire for only eight days until the implementation of the conditions, as it is supposed to end the ceasefire in the next two days.

According to Qasioun news agency, one of these conditions is the eradication of HTS in addition to eradication of the Salvation Government formed by the Commission, as well as the extension of the regime's army control of international trade routes.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: A mysterious raid targets an Iranian position in eastern Syria

In turn, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "Syrian opposition sources reported that an Iranian position in Albukamal, eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, was subjected to a" mysterious raid "that led to destruction and deaths.

Israel is believed to have launched a mid-year raid on an Iranian site in eastern Syria, and began weeks ago to bomb weapons stores belonging to Iranian-backed factions in Iraq while continuing to target Iranian and Hezbollah positions in Syria.

On the other hand, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the priorities of the Russian military establishment in Syria, He said his ministry is currently focusing on strengthening the protection of infrastructure at the Hmeimim airbase near Latakia and Tartous naval base. He pointed out that the main task is «to maintain the readiness of weapons and equipment in them».

Al-Arab: Erdogan accelerates the emptying of AKP from influential opponents

"The executive committee of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) decided unanimously to refer four AKP members to the disciplinary committee with a request for their final dismissal from the AKP, including former Prime minister Ahmet Davut Oglu," Al Arab newspaper said.

"Turkish media are circulating that Babacan, who previously served the ministries of economy and foreign affairs before becoming deputy prime minister until 2015, is preparing to establish a new political party next fall with former President Abdullah Gul," she said.



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