Turkey intensifies its moves in Syria, foils solution in Libya

At a time when the Turkish occupation continues to withdraw from several points in the "De-escalation" zone, it is launching continuous attacks on northeastern Syria, whereas it seeks through its support for the Muslim Brotherhood to thwart the Libyan political solution, while Ankara's practices and weakness of the American position push it to face challenges outside the framework of NATO.

During the past week, Arab newspapers discussed the Turkish occupation's moves in Syria, in addition to its interventions in Libya, and the implications of Ankara's actions and Washington's weakness on NATO.

Turkish movements in many Syrian regions

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper followed the Turkish occupation's movements in the regions of Idlib and northeast Syria, and it said in a report that the Turkish occupation established a new military post in the Jabal Al-Zawiya area in the southern countryside of Idlib, while it began preparing to withdraw from two other points besieged by the government forces in the south and west of Aleppo.

These moves were linked by the newspaper to other movements in the regions of northeast Syria, as it escalated its attacks on the region.

The newspaper added: "A Turkish military convoy entered yesterday morning the town of Kansafra in Jabal Al-Zawiya area in the southern countryside of Idlib. It included armored vehicles, soldiers' convoys, and military bulldozers loaded on trucks. The military bulldozers began digging, bulldozing, and removing the earth mounds in Tel Badran area in the vicinity of the town to establish a new military post for the Turkish forces, which is the third in less than a month in Jabal Al-Zawiya south of Idlib after the Turkish forces began implementing withdrawals from (observation points) in Hama, Aleppo, and eastern Idlib, based on an agreement with Russia to evacuate the points that fall within the areas controlled by the Syrian regime."

It made clear: "In the past two weeks, the Turkish forces established two new military points in each of the villages of Al-Ruwaiha and Belyoun in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, which is under repeated bombardment by the regime and Russian air forces. They are also preparing to evacuate their (observation point) in the area of Tel Al-Toukan between Idlib eastern and Aleppo southern countryside besieged by the Syrian regime forces. In addition, the Turkish forces continue to evacuate another point in Al-Rashideen area in the western countryside of Aleppo."

Under Turkish direction, Brotherhood seeks to thwart reconciliation in Libya

Al-Bayan newspaper said: "At a time when most Libyans welcome the tangible steps taken by the political parties for a political solution and national reconciliation and to turn the page of the ten-year war, Turkey, Qatar, the forces of extremism and warlords are seeking to obstruct those steps through more maneuvers aiming at thwarting the internal and external efforts to overcome the crisis.

Observers believe that the results of Tangiers meetings of the members of the House of Representatives were not without traps placed tightly in order to extend the crisis, and this was warned by the Council's Speaker Aguila Saleh who did not participate in those meetings, and considered them a parallel path to the political dialogue forum that took place in Tunis.

Those interested in Libyan affairs confirm that the Tangiers meetings witnessed attempts by the Brotherhood and those allied with them from representatives with regionalist leanings, and associated with the Turkish intervention to control the scene, in preparation for a coup d'état aimed at overthrowing the Speaker of the Council, Aguila Saleh, during the Ghadames session, which the MP Ziyad Daghim said that it is being prepared for by the so-called parallel Parliament of Tripoli.

Turkey's behavior shakes NATO

Al-Arab newspaper said: "Diplomats and analysts believe that the American withdrawal and the difficulties caused by the war behavior of Turkey shake NATO and push the Europeans to acquire the capabilities to move in order to defend their interests independently, but the internal disputes undermine their endeavors.

NATO and the European Union separately began working to adapt to the new global situation. Who are the enemy partners? What are the threats? What are the means, gaps, and weaknesses?

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian posed a question: Does Turkey which no longer respects the rules of the Alliance still has a place in it? NATO members will discuss the matter in December, but will have to wait until January 2021 for responses from the new U.S. President Joe Biden.

On more than one occasion, the French President Emmanuel Macron criticized Washington's sudden halt of its support for the Kurds, as well as the Turkish campaign against Syria, which are the two strategic decisions that were taken without reference to other NATO members, and Turkey views France as showing excessive friendliness towards the Kurds at a time when it demands all NATO member states to support its position in Syria.


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