Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressed his deep concern about the actions of extremist groups in Idlib, Syria.
The Kremlin statement said that the Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to activate government consultations on the situation in Idlib in order to achieve a de-escalation, a ceasefire, and an end to terrorist threats.
In this regard, Turkish political analyst Firas Radwanoglu said that the idea of anxiety arises despite the great partnership between the two sides, as well as there is disagreement and difference in some strategic matters between them and what relates to Sochi, so negotiations did not stop, and that the two sides are committed to keeping solutions in their hands so that things do not develop More.
Speaking about the possibility of Turkey accepting understandings about the new field conditions on the ground, Ihsanoglu added that the road is blocked unless the two parties agree to a joint waiver.
Sudan is setting up a committee to investigate violence against protesters demanding the structure of the armed forces.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk announced on Saturday the formation of a fact-finding committee on violence against protesters calling for the restructuring of the armed forces.
Al-Hamdouk refused to use the excessive violence against civilians that accompanied the peaceful marches, last Thursday and Friday.
He added that “the restructuring and development of the state apparatus is a goal that the government places on its priority list despite its difficulty.”
A member of the Sudanese Professionals Caucus, Mohamed Asbat, said that ensuring the independence of the committee comes from the membership and formation of this committee, which will be composed of the Attorney General, a judge, and several legal persons.
He added that employment in state institutions has always been through party loyalty, and thus all state agencies have become inefficient and low in professional performance, so restructuring state agencies is one of the biggest challenges facing the current transitional government.
Washington and the Taliban are reaching for a “partial truce” in preparation for the agreement to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan.
The “partial armistice” between Washington and the Afghan Taliban movement will enter into force on Saturday, and will continue for a week, in preparation for the signing of a final agreement on February 29 to begin withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan, if the truce is observed.
And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted, “Based on the successful implementation of this understanding, that the signing of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban will move forward.”
Dr. Jassim Taqi, head of the Al-Bab Institute for Strategic Studies in Islamabad, said that this “partial truce” announced by Washington and the Afghan Taliban movement and entered into force on Saturday means that the peace process has won in Afghanistan.
But he stressed that this agreement will not succeed unless a dialogue is held between the conflicting Afghan parties, to know the road map in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the American forces.
He explained that “it is assumed that the Taliban movement’s view of the Afghan government as a machine operated by the American occupation forces in Afghanistan, has changed especially after the urging of the United States of America, Pakistan and other countries that contributed to reaching a truce behind the scenes, as the legitimate authority that can guarantee Signing a peace and stability agreement in Afghanistan.