Jeffrey to Turkey to discuss the situation of Syria

US special envoy to Syria James Jeffrey is visiting Turkey to discuss the Syrian situation, while Iran has announced that the speed of the investigation into the British ship it is seized depends on the cooperation of its crew, while London said it was considering a range of options to respond.

On Monday morning, Arab press focused on Jeffrey's visit to Turkey to discuss the Syrian situation, as well as the tension in the Gulf region and the Turkish exploration of gas in Cyprus and hinting to intervene militarily if necessary.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Jeffrey in Turkey today for talks on Syria

On the Syrian issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said, "US special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, Talks in Ankara on Monday are being held about developments in Syria, the US withdrawal, the proposed buffer zone in eastern Euphrates and the implementation of the Turkish-US road map on Manbij, reached by the two sides on 4 June 2018 ...

Diplomatic sources said the talks would focus mainly on the US withdrawal and the buffer zone, and the United States would fulfill its obligations under the road map agreement in Manbij to withdraw the armed forces of the Kurdish People's Protection Units to the east of the Euphrates. It will also address the steps of the political settlement in Syria and the efforts to form the constitution drafting committee.

Al-Arab: Erdogan waving a military solution on the anniversary of the division of Cyprus

"The tense relations between Cyprus and Turkey over 40 years ago over the issue of the division of the Mediterranean island have escalated over the issue of gas reserves off the Cypriot coast after Ankara decided to carry out excavations," Al-Arab newspaper reported.

In conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the partition of the island of Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a press statement on the military solution in Cyprus, he said Turkey's army would not hesitate to take steps such as those taken 45 years ago.

Quds Al-Arabi: Iran is reviewing its strength in the Gulf and ... Britain is considering response options

On the tension in the Gulf region, "Iran announced on Sunday that the speed of investigation on the British ship that is seized" depends on the cooperation of its crew, "while London said it was considering a" set of options. "

"The investigation depends on the cooperation of the ship's crew and on our ability to access the necessary evidence to look into the case," said Mourad Afifi Bor, director general of ports and navigation in Hormuzgan province.

In a letter to the UN Security Council, British UN Chargé d'affaires Jonathan Allen said Iran's detention of the British flag carrier amounted to "illegal interference", rejecting the Iranian version of the facts.



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