Russian-US understandings silent in Syria, European Court condemns Erdogan to violate Kurds' rights

The Russian- negotiations have reached silent decision against Iran and the whole Syrian issue, the latest of which was Washington's strikes on north and west of Syria and Moscow's dismissal of security leaders belonging to Iran, while the European Court convicted Erdogan of violating the rights of the Kurds regarding the arrest of politician Selahattin Demirtaş.

On Wednesday morning, The Arab newspapers touched upon to the Russian-American negotiations related in Syria file, in addition to the Turkish situation.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: US-Russian understandings in Syria to weaken Iran and fight al-Qaeda

"Negotiations between Washington and Moscow have resulted in" silent understandings "that allow the US military to launch" precisions strikes "in northwestern Syria targeting extremists close to al-Qaeda, a" threat to US national security, "the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported. With Russia making "quiet steps" to curtail Iran's influence.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented Russian President Vladimir Putin in mid-May with an 8-point plan, including the implementation of resolution 2,254, the fight against Daesh terrorism and "intimidation" and the weakening of Iran's influence. After that, a meeting of the presidents of the US, Russian and Israeli national security councils was held in West Jerusalem, in addition to the talks between US envoy James Jeffrey and the Russians.

According to information available to Asharq al-Awsat, Jeffrey identified "American success" as achieving goals, including leaving Iran, fighting terrorism, and ending threats of "Daesah." He told his interlocutors that Washington was "aware of the complexities of the environment" in which Putin was working and "wanted to help him."

It was noted that the Russian side heard at the Jerusalem meeting the demands of America and Israel for Iran's withdrawal from Syria and noted that Israel launched "raids on Iran's sites in Syria is the most violent since May" after the tripartite meeting. "And only a media campaign, coincided with the President Bashar al-Assad radical changes in the leadership of the security services."

Al-Arab: European Court condemns Erdogan's violation of the rights of the Kurds

Turkey, Al-Arab newspaper reported, "The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Turkey violated the freedom of expression of the Kurdish opposition, Selahattin Demirtaş, for criminal conviction for expressing his point of view during a television interview."

The court said that after verifying televised statements by pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş dating back to 2005, "she felt that these statements as a whole could not be seen as including an invitation to use violence, call for armed resistance or rebellion, it cannot be motivated on the hatred."



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