Syrian MP: Turkey enters the era of one-man rule amid internal disturbances

 The Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Nora Arissian has underscored that the Turkish new presidential system means that Turkey has entered the era of one-man rule [Erdogan] and it will witness further internal disturbances.

In a statement sent by the press office of the Syrian People’s Assembly [parliament] to the Syriatimes e-newspaper,  the MP said that the so-called the ‘complicated struggle’ entered a new stage due to the turn of the concept of Turkey into the concept of region and world.  

She made it clear that the Turkish regime’s head [Erdogan], whose party [he Justice and Development Party abbreviated officially AK Parti],will try to unify the Kurdish and secular parts and the part that voted for him in order to be a world player.

“Today, Turkish people face a difficult economic situation and they live the nightmare of Erdogan’s tyrannical rule,” the MP added, pointing out that Erdogan presses ahead with arrests and issues closure orders on many newspapers, TV channels and associations.

She indicated that the Turkish new system has the right to dissolve the parliament, make new elections, appoint ministers and the members of the constitutional court, issue presidential decrees equivalent to laws, write off the position of prime minister from the Turkish political lexicon and gives his powers to the president.

“In fact, the Turkish people are divided over the powers of the president and Turkey will witness more internal disturbances amid attempts to eliminate political pluralism. Therefore, Erdogan reboots the era of one-man rule through the new system,” Dr. Arissian concluded.

Basma Qaddour   




Reports about reaching agreement between Syrian state and terrorist groups in four towns in Daraa countryside

Daraa - Reports about reaching an agreement between the Syrian State and the terrorist groups in the towns of Samlin, Kafr Shams, Kafr Nasej and Aqraba in the northern countryside of Daraa, SANA said Tuesday.

According to the agreement, the terrorist groups will hand over their heavy and medium-sized weapons and settle the status of armed men who are willing for settlement.

The agreement also provides for the return of government institutions to the mentioned towns as well as the return of those who left these towns.

The terrorist groups will start to hand over their arms as of Tuesday.

Armed groups in Bosra al-Cham continue to hand over weapons to the army

Daraa – Armed groups in Bosra al-Cham city in the eastern countryside of Daraa province continued to hand over their heavy weapons to the Syrian Arab Army as per the agreement reached on Friday.

SANA said that two tanks were handed over on Tuesday by the militants on Bosra, and that this process will continue until all heavy and medium weapons in the towns that are part of the agreement are handed over.

The agreement that was reached on Friday stipulates for a ceasefire and for the armed groups to hand over their heavy and medium weapons, as well as resolving the legal status of militants who wish to remain, and for the terrorists who reject settlement to leave for Idleb.

The army liberates Gharaz area in Daraa

Daraa - Units of Syrian Arab Army fully liberated on Tuesday the area of Gharaz to the southeast of Daraa after eliminating the last terrorists’ gatherings there.

SANA said that army units liberated the area of grain silos and the central prison in Gharaz and took control of the area completely after fierce battles with terrorist groups.

A number of terrorists were killed or injured during the battels while the rest of them fled to neighboring areas.

SANA added that army’s engineering units immediately swept the area and discovered different kinds of weapons, including a tank, TOW US-made missiles, mortar rounds, rocket shells, tank shells, RPG, IEDs, goggles and western-made communication devices.

Syria Stands against All Schemes Aiming to Terminate the Palestinian Cause

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria backs the Palestinian people's rights, particularly to return to their homeland and establish the Palestinian state on the land of Palestine, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed, reiterating that Syria is against all schemes aiming to terminate the Palestinian cause, mainly the so-called  "the Deal of the Century".

During a meeting with a delegation representing the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Front led by the committee member Azzam al-Ahmad, al-Mikdad said that the only thing that guarantees the failure of these schemes is the Palestinian people's adherence to their rights, affirming that Syria backs the unity of the Palestinian people in the face of such challenges.

Army destroys al-Nusra dens in Nabi’a al-Sakhir, surroundings of Quneitra city

Quneitra - An army unit on Monday carried out precise strikes against fortified positions and infiltration points of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated terrorist groups in Quneitra southwestern countryside and in the surroundings of Quneitra city, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment.

SANA said that an army unit carried out precise bombardments against dens and infiltration points of terrorist groups in the village of Nabe’a al-Sakher and in the surroundings of al-Quneitra city, killing scores of terrorists and injuring others, in addition to destroying their fortified positions.

Local sources told the reporter that over the past few days which have witnessed successive victories by the army in Daraa countryside and joining most of its villages and towns to local reconciliations, some terrorists who reject the reconciliation were fleeing away from Daraa countryside towards the western countryside of Quneitra.

SANA noted that the movements of terrorists are under protection of the Israeli entity and in coordination with the leaders of the terrorist organizations in the area.

Army units deployed in Zaizoun and Tal Shihab southwest of Daraa city

Daraa - Syrian Arab Army units on Monday were deployed in Zaizoun village and Tal Shihab town in Daraa province’s western countryside as part of the efforts to secure the towns and villages that joined reconciliations.

SANA said that army units were deployed in Zaizoun village and Tal Shihab town, which are located 20 km and 17 km southwest of Daraa city, respectively, and were met by a warm reception by the locals.

SANA added that engineering units are demining the area and canvassing it for equipment left behind by terrorists.

SANA said army units are being deployed in Daraa’s southwestern countryside to secure the area, particularly the borders with Jordan.