On Thursday morning, the Arab press focused to the situation in NE, Syria, , in addition to Turkish moves in the Middle East, and the Iranian-American conflict.
Okaz: Tel Abyad follows in the footsteps of Afrin … Ankara changes the face of Syria
In this context, Okaz newspaper said, "The Turkish announcement, two days ago, of efforts to settle a million Syrians in the areas of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain is not a normal process that can go unnoticed in the Syrian case, especially in northern Syria, rather, this is a systematic, structured plan in the region similar to what happened in Afrin in 2018.
Today, Ankara is working to reformulate the region politically, socially and historically, to create a new reality on the southern Turkish border, so that a million Syrians from different Iraqis gathered and placed them in this region to change the demographic nature in light of the displacement of about 500 thousand from the cities of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ain, and in this process Ankara seeks To achieve several things that European countries are courting, the first is that they want to encourage Europe to return Syrian refugees to their birth and say that there are areas free of military operations that could be a place for them, and thus Europe's involvement in supporting this process at the same time, the resettlement of a million on the issue of bearing economic consequences comes, especially if Turkey wants to implement the process according to its perception and build housing units that will be at the expense of the European Union countries, and therefore Ankara also gains the economic dimension of this process.
The newspaper added, "The Turkish efforts in northeastern Syria did not receive any European reaction, or even from the United States, the closest ally of the Syrian Democratic Forces, while remaining silent about the Turkish attempts to resettle, which prompted the SDF general commander Mazloum Abdi to hold Washington and Moscow responsible for preventing change the demographics of the regions occupied by Turkey, and called in a tweet yesterday, to implement its obligations and establish a mechanism for the return of the indigenous people.
It is noteworthy that Turkey has called more than once on the European Union to assist it in hosting more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, and on October 10, Erdogan said that his country will send refugees to Europe if European countries consider that its invasion of Syria is an occupation.
There are political, economic and historical dimensions that involve resettlement or demographic change, a matter that will have consequences in the short term from a societal conflict in Syria that will last for decades, as large villages and towns have been subject to change during those bitter years of the war.
Al-Arab: The role of the Mediterranean policeman puts Turkey on the brink
On the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper said, "The brinkmanship policy adopted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led to Ankara facing confrontation with its regional, Arab and European surroundings, and with the United States, which may find itself forced to abandon the stick and carrot style towards Turkey and pass to the age of Severe sanctions, in response to the threats of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu to close the Incirlik base if the Congress fulfills his threats to impose sanctions on his country.
In a swift move, a US Senate committee on Wednesday backed legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey for its offensive in northern Syria and its purchase of the Russian missile system S-400.
Turkey's agreement on maritime borders with Accord government, which controls the Libyan capital, Tripoli, increased international concern about Erdogan's policy, which has become closer to bullying to impose a reality that contradicts recognized international maps and international law.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu is waving the closure of Incirlik base if the United States imposes sanctions on his country due to illegal excavations in the eastern Mediterranean under the justification of protecting the interests of Turkish Cypriots.
However, the Turkish threat did not prevent the US Senate from passing through to discuss and approve the sanctions within a bill that might turn into a law within days.
Political analysts warn that the brinkmanship policy adopted by Turkey may lead it to the brink of the abyss, and that if the eastern Mediterranean situation slips into chaos, no one can control it.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: America is tightening sanctions against Iran and is sticking to the most extreme pressure campaign
On the Iranian issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said, "Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, announced yesterday that his country has imposed new sanctions on three Iranian and foreign companies to help the Iranian government transfer deadly aid from Iran to Yemen, deploy weapons of mass destruction and build a smuggling network on a large scale. Broad, stressing that the United States will punish anyone who shares with Iran or its subsidiaries in this process.
Minister Pompeo said that Washington had targeted Mahan Air general sales agents because of the role the airline had played in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and a Chinese transport company based in Shanghai that assisted the Iranian government in making missiles. The US Treasury added that an Iranian shipping network has also been added to a blacklist, due to its involvement in smuggling lethal aid from Iran to Yemen on behalf of the "Iranian Revolutionary Guard" and its "Qods Force". The new sanctions are expected to enter into force after 180 days.