This morning the Arab press reported on the battles in Idlib, as well as the loss of the Erdogan party in the re-election of Istanbul.
AL-Arab newspaper: Russian troops are escalating the attacks in Idlib
Russian troops in Syria said they had launched an offensive on opposition positions in the northern Latakia countryside Sunday, backed by Republican Guard troops led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother Maher al-Assad.
"It reflects the move with Russia in all efforts to restore government forces in Idlib, after a failure with Turkey in support of the jihadist and Islamic factions in the region."
On the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper reported that "the party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has suffered a humiliating defeat in Istanbul. The candidate of the Republican People's Party, Akram İmamoğlu, won the re-election of the mayor of Istanbul by 53.69 percent, compared to 45.4 percent for the ruling party candidate Ben Ali Yildirim. 95 percent of the votes. "
"The humiliation of the defeat lies in the fact that Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) are doing the impossible to re-run elections after a previous victory for İmamoğlu," said Turkey's ruling AK Party candidate Ben Ali Yildirim on Sunday.
According to the newspaper "a number of observers considered that this new election will weaken Erdogan, whatever the outcome before the announcement of the victory of Akram İmamoğlu."