On Wednesday morning, Arab newspapers stated that Syrian Democratic Forces have conditioned Turkey's exit from Afrin before negotiating with it, and to the Turkish elections.
Al-Sharq al-Awast: "SDF" requires Turkey to leave Afrin before negotiations
In this context, Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper said: "Mazloum Abdi, commander-in-chief of the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces, identified two conditions for accepting negotiations with Turkey during the stage of "post-elimination" of Daesh, one of which was the departure of the Turkish army from Afrin in north Syria."
The newspaper added, "The speech of the commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi, came at a ceremony organized by the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria, which was held in the city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani), and attended by military commanders of the International Coalition Forces and former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, two weeks after the announcement of the elimination of Daesh geographically and militarily in north and east of Syria."
Abdi said in his speech: "The civil and military administrations of north and east of Syria are fully ready to open negotiations with Turkey in the next stage on the condition of the departure of the latter from the region of Afrin in the north of the country."
Al-Arab: Elections Commission gives Erdogan new slap: Istanbul is for the opposition
Vice-President of the Islamic Justice and Development Party Ali Ihsan Yavuz said on Twitter that the Supreme Electoral Commission rejected our request to recount all votes in Istanbul, and considered the decision as "incomprehensible" because of the existence of clear legal irregularities. Yavuz confirmed that his party will resume this decision by submitting an "extraordinary appeal" before the Supreme Elections Commission. The semi-final results showed the ruling party's victory at the national level, but it faced an electoral slap in Ankara and Istanbul, which the opposition won their two municipalities' headship after being under the control of the Justice and Development and its Islamist predecessors for 25 years.