Russia reinforced its domination in Syria, winds of change affect Erdogan's party

At a time when talking about a new round of a series of Astana is being discussed, Russia is taking control of Syria and its administration, as Tartous port has been leased for half a century, at a time when the winds of change are affecting Erdogan's AK Party amid expectations of an internal party crisis.

On Tuesday morning, The Arab newspapers touched upon on the situation in the field in Syria, and imposition of Russia's control over the country and its decisions, as well as crisis faced the Turkish elections.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Pedersen shares in Astana meeting.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan announced that the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Pedersen, confirmed his participation in the Astana negotiations, which will be held on April 25 and 26 in the Kazakh capital, Nur Sultan.

The director of the Department of Asia and Africa in the ministry Idrbek Tomatov, said that Pedersen announced his intention to participate, adding that the Syrian opposition has announced its intention to attend the next round, according to foreign information Kazakh, the delegation of the opposition will include 14 people, but the identity of the head of the delegation was not identified.

It is expected that the new round of negotiations will focus on "ways to move the political process to end the work on forming and launching the work of the constitutional committee, in addition to the issue of joining the new observers of the process and the release of detainees and hostages and the delivery of dead bodies."

Al-Arab: Russia reinforces its hegemony on the Syrian coast by leasing the port of Tartous

"Russia has reinforced its hegemony to the Syrian coast by leasing the port of Tartous for half a century. This port gives it a strategic view of the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the front of a hidden conflict between Russia and Iran over control over Syria.

Observers pointed out that it reflects a war between Russia and Iran, which Moscow confirms to Tehran that the Syrian decision is in the hands of Russia no matter how many visits between Iranian and Syrian officials, especially the visit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Iran and meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Russian sources have been monitoring Moscow's dissatisfaction with the agreements signed with Assad during his visit to Tehran. There have been some speculations about a crisis of confidence between the Kremlin and the Syrian president.

Al-Arab: Election shock forces Ahmet Davutoğlu to rebel against Erdogan

"The winds of change have begun to affect the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey after losing its influence in the largest cities during the local elections, amid expectations of an internal crisis in the party, the first of which reflected strong criticism of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, because of the absence of disruption of the institutions of the party and the absence of dialogue within it, which indicates an uprising between the "old guard" who worked with Erdogan during his premiership before being marginalized because of the inflation of the ego and the desire to combine powers with the Turkish President and Ahmet Davutoğlu sharply criticized the Justice and Development Party, Monday, and blamed the party's poor performance in local elections last month to change policies and alliance with nationalists."



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