Over the past week, Arab newspapers have covered the situation in the regions of Syria occupied by Turkey, in addition to the latter’s abandonment of the leaders of the Yemeni Brotherhood, in addition to the economic crisis Turkey is going through.
Boil in occupied areas due to deteriorating living conditions and Turkish lira
The Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper referred to the boiling in the areas occupied by Turkey and the mercenary groups and said: â€œThe prices of food and consumer items in the markets of northwestern Syria, located in areas of Syrian opposition, are experiencing a high price, coinciding with the collapse of the value of the Turkish lira (in circulation) “against foreign currencies, since early November.
The newspaper quoted activist Walid al-Hassan as saying: â€œThe fall in the price of the Turkish lira against foreign currencies (its exchange rate, recently, against the US dollar has reached 1,100 Turkish lira), has surge goods prices by more than 42%, in the regions of Idlib, Azaz, Al-Bab and Afrin, north of Aleppo, reaching record levels in recent days, the highest in the region.
According to the newspaper, “This comes after the Watad Fuel Company, operating in the Idlib regions, raised the prices of petroleum derivatives (diesel, gasoline and imported gas), the prices of which are linked to the Turkish currency, which increased prices in general, and worsened the suffering of Syrians, in a region already suffering from one of the highest unemployment and poverty rates and deteriorating living, material and economic conditions, especially among families with limited income.
The frustration and anger of the population has intensified, after fuel prices have risen to unprecedented levels. The price of a domestic gas cylinder reached 137 Turkish liras, the price of a liter of gasoline was 9.83, and the price of imported diesel, the first type, was 9.14 pounds, and diesel improved (local) reached 6.96 pounds; This negatively affected the prices of the rest of the commodities in the market, as well as freight and transportation costs.
The price of a kilo of veal was 55 Turkish liras, the price of a kilo of lamb was 70 pounds, the price of a kilo of live chicken was 14 pounds, and vegetable oil was 18 pounds. While clothing prices rose 48%, especially winter clothing; Due to the wages incurred during production and transportation, at a time when a large part of the population suffers from the deterioration of living and material conditions, and the wages of the workers are not keeping up with the current high and increasing prices goods, like the Idlib worker and his countryside receive a daily wage that does not exceed 25 Turkish liras.
Between expulsion and deportation … Turkey declares the “Brotherhood of Yemen”
Regarding Turkey’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the Okaz newspaper said: â€œReliable Yemeni sources revealed in Okaz that a number of Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Turkey have left for European countries after receiving warnings. Turkish authorities that they should limit their activities and correct their situation, pointing out that the mercenaries Tawakkol Karman have started the arrangement. to move to the United States.
The sources said: â€œSome time ago, the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood received a warning that any work or activity they wished to do had to obtain the prior authorization of the Turkish authorities, and they were informed of the necessity. to limit their activities and stop their attacks on others, “adding:” The Turks have clearly informed the Brotherhood, we have foreign interests and they should not be affected by your positions on the rulers of your countries. “
According to the same sources, Ankara stressed the need for those who do not have a residence to correct their status as soon as possible, stressing that some elements of the Brotherhood have received this message as a warning of deportation or expulsion, and began to organize their conditions outside Turkey, especially in European and American countries, and at the forefront of these â€œpayingâ€ elements Tawakkol Karman.
The sources pointed out that members and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are in a state of panic over the Turkish measures, noting that a group of activists, writers and some leaders of the second row have left Turkey for them. European countries, while the others are still seeking refuge and planning to escape, including the rulers who were You have been granted permanent residence. The sources do not rule out their deportation in the coming days, especially since everyone understood that these warnings were a prelude to the deportation.
And media confirmed that Turkey is in the process of expelling a number of Yemeni terrorist Brotherhood leaders residing on its lands, and revealed that the Turkish government has informed Yemenis belonging to the Brotherhood on its soil that they were not welcome, and gave them 30 days to sort out their situation.
Erdogan hasn’t had any worse days than these days
On the Turkish issue, the Al-Arab newspaper said: â€œTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going through difficult days in light of a severe economic crisis in the country, the read continuing to drop to its lowest level and its membership continues to lower interest rates, ignoring the difficult economic conditions experienced by Turks due to its economic policies that do not depend on any logic.
Although Erdogan clings to the conspiracy theory and attributes the pound crisis to “foreign hands” and promises a new “battle for independence”, what matters to the Turks is the result, which determines the success of failure, as the rise in inflation to the limits of 20% led to an increase in prices. Unemployment has also increased to 14%, in addition to a widening gap between the rich and the poor.
Observers say the Turkish president, in power for more than twenty years, has lost the card that has contributed to his rise, which are economic gains, and that his policies in recent years have destroyed any support he could receive from the share of ordinary citizens. citizens or businessmen who have become the most affected by the policy of accumulation of hostilities. Obstacles have been placed before them in Turkey as well as in the regional environment, whether in Europe or in the Arab region, especially in the Gulf countries.
Economists and financiers, who have been monitoring the situation for years to test the Justice and Development Party government’s ability to reform the economy and open up new areas to it, joined the broad opposition calling for change, especially after Erdogan’s promises to justify his foreign adventures in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean to provide him with failed investment opportunities. and projects for Turkish businessmen.
The opposition lobbied her by taking to the streets in large protests calling for change, taking advantage of the government’s confusion over the pound crisis. But experts warn that Erdogan could react more violently to the opposition provocation.
Selim Koru, an analyst at the Ankara-based TEPAF Economic Policy Research Center, said Erdogan would use force if more people took to the streets. “His supporters are now in the minority, they are losing their power and they will fear protests more and more,” he added.
Turkish political analysts point out that dissatisfaction with Erdogan’s policies has spread to powerful centers of influence within the deep state, and that military leaders are no longer satisfied with the foreign interventions of the military establishment, and consider that the intervention in Azerbaijan or Libya brought no gain to Turkey, and on the contrary, it raises the level of security risks and puts a strain on regional and international relations of the country at a time when it needs more partnership to emerge from the crisis.
At a time when the Turkish president is losing his popularity and the confidence of the citizens even within his party, he finds himself in a difficult situation in his foreign relations, and this because of the tense positions he had previously taken. in many cases, especially in relations with the United States and the European Union.