Arab press: The heaviest raids in six months on Idlib, Europe are continuing to curtail Turkey

The intensity of the Russian raids escalated yesterday, on Idlib, where it was the fiercest for six months, while observers said that Europe is continuing with the scheme to curtail Turkey, while Iraqi sources revealed that Iran refused to give Nuri al-Maliki a promise to intervene to support him in the upcoming elections.


On Monday morning, Arab newspapers discussed the situation in Idlib, in addition to the European-Turkish tension in the eastern Mediterranean, and the Iraqi situation.

Asharq Al-Awsat: The heaviest airstrikes on Idlib since the "ceasefire"

The Arab newspapers published this morning covered several topics, the most prominent of which was the escalation in Idlib, and in this context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: “Russian planes bombed northwestern Syria, yesterday, Sunday, in the most violent raids since a Turkish-Russian agreement led to the cessation of major combat operations about six months".

Reuters quoted witnesses as saying that warplanes bombed the western outskirts of Idlib, and that Jabal al-Zawiya area in southern Idlib was subjected to heavy artillery bombardment from locations close to the Syrian army.

Witnesses said that a Turkish military convoy, consisting of at least 15 armored vehicles, was seen entering Syria during the night from the Kafr Lusin border crossing, towards a main base in Idlib countryside.

Al-Bayan: Legal experts: Europe is continuing to implement the plan to curtail Turkey

Regarding the European-Turkish tension in the eastern Mediterranean, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “European international law experts said that the European Union, in coordination with the influential international powers, took its decision to proceed with the implementation of the plan to curtail Turkey, and to oblige it to respect the borders of the member states in the eastern Mediterranean region, according to two important axes, The first is to impose sanctions that have already begun to be implemented in a limited way, and they will be expanded in the coming weeks to act as a "painful blow" to Ankara, and in parallel the door of the International Court of Justice will be knocked to obtain binding enforceable judgments against Turkey, protected by the power of the International League, after its conviction in the case of arms smuggling to Libya. And the violation of the maritime borders of United Nations member states in the eastern Mediterranean, which will increase the sanctions against Ankara, and turn it into a "rogue" state, as a step that the European Union will not be deterred by negotiation or dialogue, as the issue of limiting Turkey to a national security has become irreversible. It permanently restores tranquility to the vital area for everyone and permanently. "

Al-Arab: Maliki fails to persuade Iran to support him in the upcoming elections

Regarding the Iraqi issue, Al-Arab newspaper quoted political sources in Baghdad as saying, "The efforts of the leader of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki to mobilize Iranian support to approve the one-district formula in every governorate within the election law, failed, in light of the Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr and the Sunni political forces sticking to the formula. The various departments within the same governorate, whose general framework was previously approved by Parliament, without detailed schedules.

Parliament had approved a fundamental amendment to the universal suffrage law, whereby the governorate would transform from one electoral district to several, according to the number of seats allocated to it in parliament, to become a district for each seat, instead of a district for each governorate.

Parliament approved this amendment under pressure from mass demonstrations that lasted for several months, during which hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured by the fire of pro-Iranian militias that intervened to protect the Iraqi regime, which represents religious parties.

Al-Maliki traveled to Iran last week in a way that raised controversy and put many question marks over the political behavior of the leader of the State of Law coalition and his intentions in the next stage.

Political sources in Baghdad said that the election clause and its law were among the priorities of Maliki's visit to Iran, pointing out that the efforts of the leader of the State of Law coalition in this area were not successful.

The sources indicate that the Iranians refused to give al-Maliki a promise that they would intervene in Iraq to restore work in a formula that considers the province as one circle.

The sources indicate that the Iranians refused to give al-Maliki a promise that they would intervene in Iraq to restore work in a formula that considers the province as one circle.

Observers say that Iran does not want more of the Iraqi street feeling - especially the Shiite part of it - of anger towards it, after the October 2019 demonstrations revealed the extent of the significant decline in its popularity in this neighboring country.



Other news