On Thursday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the Syria situation on the ground, and ambitions expansionist of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: the failure of negotiations between America and Turkey on "buffer zone" in Syria
On the Syrian issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper referred to the so-called buffer zone. "Ankara has revealed the failure of the round of talks held by US Special Envoy to Syria James Jeffrey over the past three days to make any progress on agreeing on details of the proposed buffer zone in northeastern Syria. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the new US proposals on the buffer zone were not satisfactory to Turkey, accusing the US side of procrastination.
While sources in the US State Department refused to comment on Jeffrey's visit to Turkey, ministry spokesman Michael Lavalley said Washington had repeatedly reiterated that its dialogue was continuing with the Turkish government to address its legitimate security concerns in northeastern Syria. and added "with regard to the issue of the city of Manbij in particular, we have accelerated our joint efforts and continue to make progress in the road map, which reflects our mutual cooperation on the issue."
Al-Bayan: Israel bombed the positions of southern Syria
In the context of the Israeli bombing of Syria, Al-Bayan newspaper said, "Syrian state television said yesterday that Israel bombed a strategic area in the south of the country overlooking the Golan Heights, the strike targeted the Tel-Hara area. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israeli missiles fired at areas in southern Syria, targeting military positions belonging to the Syrian army or its allies.
The Observatory pointed out that the Israeli missiles targeted areas in southern Syria close to Golan Heights, including Tel-Hara in the province of Daraa and areas of Naba al-Sakhr and Tel-Ahmar in the province of Quneitra.
Al-Nahar: At least 18 civilians were killed in a bomb attack in northwestern Syria
"At least 18 civilians, including five children, were killed in the bombing of the Syrian regime and its Russian ally in northwestern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the observatory, told AFP that 10 of the 18 dead were members of the same family, including three children and three women, who were killed in Russian air raids targeting a farm north of the city of Khan Sheikun" in Idlib province, which has been subjected to intensive strikes since late April.
Al-Arab: Erdogan distorts of Lausanne Treaty's facts to justify his foreign intervention
On the Turkish issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not stop stressing the need to review the historic Treaty of Lausanne, which contributed to the formation of the modern state of Turkey with its current borders on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire or what was then called the sick man a metaphor for the inability to protect the land and property under its control.
"Erdogan is investing vague information that is regularly leaked out that the Treaty of Lausanne is automatically dropped 100 years after the agreement that the Ottoman state accepted to relinquish its hegemony over several lands and countries, including Cyprus, which justified its interference in Syria and the eastern coast of Cyprus.
"But legal experts say that everything about the 100-year duration of the agreement is not true, that there is nothing in international law to suggest that the validity of the conventions is only 100 years, and in the case of the Lausanne Convention, there is no provision within them."