Turkey slaps sanctions on Syria

01.12.2011                      05.Kislev. 5772

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Turkey slaps sanctions on Syria

Ankara will freeze all financial dealings, block delivery of weapons; UAE announces suspension of flights to Syria.

Turkey will suspend all financial dealings with Syria and freeze Syrian government assets as part of sanctions against President Bashar Assad's government, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday.
Davutoglu also told a news conference that Turkey, once a close friend of Damascus, would block the delivery of all weapons and military equipment to Damascus as part of measures aimed at persuading Assad to end a violent crackdown against pro-democracy protesters….