Last week, the Arab newspapers focused on the Syrian situation, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and the spread of the Corona virus.
Al-Bayan: «Moscow deal» … Turkish ambitions are dying at the gates of Idlib
The Arab newspapers issued during the last week on the Syrian issue dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context Al Bayan newspaper said, "The situation in Idlib began to enter an unprecedented turning point in the history of the Syrian crisis, with the launch of the qualifying war and the series of assassinations between leaders and members of armed militias in Idlib, as a result of the recent agreement that Ankara signed "reluctantly" with Moscow, led to a sharp mixing of cards, and restored Turkish ambitions in Syria to the lowest level since 2011. "
"The disclosure of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's submission to Russia's firm stances to reject any military operation in Idlib, and to make unprecedented concessions, revealed the fragility of the ground that brings together the groups supported by Ankara, and reflected in the sharp differences between them, on accepting or rejecting the Putin-Erdogan agreement. In addition to the struggle to share funds, with the high incidence of disputes among them expected in the coming days.
According to the newspaper, "The situation of the armed groups' frustration in Idlib reflects one of the aspects of the Turkish defeat in the Syrian file.
After an aggressive tone and high-ceiling threats, Turkey eventually found itself alone in the quagmire of northern Syria, in front of a firm Russian position in defense of the unity and sovereignty of the Syrian lands, and the insistence of the Syrian army to liberate the rest of the Syrian lands, so that the ceiling of Turkish bets collapsed to create a situation that leads to the entry of NATO directly to support it, before she finds itself without the "NATO" cover "for Erdogan to rush to seek help from Putin, following the" devastating blow to the back "in Syria.
Russian political writer Sergey Aristian considered that the "Moscow deal" is the declaration of Turkey's surrender, and the collapse of its ambition to control, even on some part of Idlib, after a "Saraqib strike", which has become strategically under the control of the Syrian army.
He added that the "smart" calculations in Ankara did not take into account that the Turkish aggression against Syria would be governed by direct engagement with the Russian forces, but that the Turkish forces were field-bound and placed themselves in a "tight trap", in terms of the ability to prevaricate and re-deploy in the event of intense strikes. As it happened in the vicinity of Saraqib.
And it - he continues - the clash of the groups affiliated with Turkey among themselves will be an inevitable result, given the nature of these as mercenaries and terrorists, and will turn yesterday's comrades into enemies fighting for privileges and funds, in a conflict that may touch their Turkish financier, whose political future may be determined at home in the light of repercussions and results "Moscow Deal".
Al-Arab: Sadr is bowing to Iran and backing away from al-Zarafi's support
On the Iraqi issue, Al-Arab newspaper said, "Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is about to bow to the pressure of political forces loyal to Iran, seeking to replace Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zarafi with another character.
Political sources told Al-Arab that representatives of Sadr heard this week, for the first time, the options of other Shiite political forces regarding the potential replacements of al-Zarafi.
Although the Sadrist movement representatives still see al-Zarafi as an important opportunity during the current stage, which is witnessing major international turmoil due to the global crisis of Corona, the mere fact that they are sitting to listen to a list of its replacements is a development that may harm his chances.
As of now, no representatives of Sadr have issued any public positions suggesting the possibility of abandoning al-Zarafi. But many indications suggest that the pro-Iranian Shiite political forces ’plan to politically surround Zarafi is achieving success.
Shiites close to Iran play President Barham Salih's card with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani.
And forces loyal to Iran say that President Saleh has overlooked the right of Shiite parties to monopolize the position of Prime Minister and assigned al-Zarafi, who does not have unanimous representatives of the component.
Al-Arab learned that these forces delivered Barzani a message that included their willingness to discuss the idea of putting confidence in the President of the Republic as a punishment for him to nominate al-Zarafi, and to replace him with another person nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, in exchange for refraining from supporting al-Zarafi.
Despite the complex constitutional and legal barriers that hinder the position of the president, Shiite forces loyal to Iran believe that they have the necessary majority in parliament, in case large Sunni and Kurdish blocs join.
Barzani strongly wanted the position of President of the Republic for one of his close associates, Fouad Hussein, who became Minister of Finance in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, but Barham Salih was the one who clinched the consensus.
Political sources say that the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, personally leads efforts to surround al-Zarafi, taking advantage of his extensive ties in the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish circles.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: An international call for a "global armistice" and a comprehensive war against "Corona"
Regarding the spread of the Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday called for an" immediate ceasefire throughout the world "and for a comprehensive war against the global" epidemic of Corona ".
"Put an end to the disease of war, and fight the disease that is afflicting our world," Guterres said, in a brief speech at United Nations Headquarters. This begins with the cessation of hostilities everywhere. right Now. This is what our human family needs, now more than ever.”
The international appeal coincided with the rise in HIV infections and deaths globally, including a number of Arab countries, which forced them to put several precautionary measures, including isolation and curfews. In this context, a spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that violators of the partial curfew, which entered into force yesterday, will be subject to fines, even imprisonment in case of repetition.