Turkey cuts trade ties with Syria amid continued protest crackdowns

30.11.2011                      04.Kislev. 5772

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Turkey cuts trade ties with Syria amid continued protest crackdowns

Turkey's move follows in the wake of sanctions announced by the Arab league; Turkey FM says cooperation agreement with Syria suspended until Assad regime ousted.

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 on 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….