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Syria intends to retaliate against Turkey for arms interception

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  1. SyrianChristianPatriot

    SyrianChristianPatriot FULL MEMBER

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    Syria has announced intentions to review a free trade agreement (FTA) that the country claimed was favoring Turkish trade over Syria's, a move that came as an obvious attempt at retaliation following Turkey's initiative to intercept an arms shipment to Syria.


    “Political relations and economic relations are two different things. … We need to review certain articles in the FTA we signed with Turkey because it currently favors Turkish trade over Syrian benefits, and it damages us,” Syrian Economy and Trade Minister Mohammad Nidal al-Shaar was quoted as saying by the Cihan news agency on Monday.

    The announcement of Syria's intention to review the FTA, signed back in 2006, comes in clear retaliation for a move by Turkey to increase interceptions on arms shipment to Syria, an initiative Turkey took since Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rule came under heavy fire over the killings of Syrian civilians. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is also expected to introduce sanctions against the Assad administration, as he announced last week that he was planning to pay a visit to a camp hosting thousands of Syrian refugees in the southern border province of Hatay. The premier also noted that Turkey would evaluate options for sanctions in the meantime, the outcome of which would be publicized during his visit to Hatay.

    Meanwhile, a US diplomat on Tuesday acknowledged that the US welcomed the measures Turkey will take regarding Syria, and the two countries were also engaged in talks to bolster cooperation at a US foreign policy conference regarding the 2011 UN General Assembly meeting.

    Michael Hammer, the acting assistant secretary for public affairs at the US State Department, told reporters in New York that although the US applied unilateral sanctions to Syria, they remained minor, and it was highly important for neighboring countries such as Turkey to take steps that might increase the pressure on the Syrian regime, according to an Anatolia news agency report.

    The remark came days after Prime Minister Erdoğan announced Turkey would keep on intercepting arms shipments to Syria, as it has been doing in the recent past.

    The official also commented on the delivery of US unmanned aerial vehicles named Predators to Turkey, saying the US has a strong partnership with the country and would support Turkey in its fight against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Erdoğan announced last week that the US and Turkey had “agreed on principle” for the delivery of the vehicles, and Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz noted on Saturday that the Predators would be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in June 2012. Hammer did not elaborate on the details of the deployment of the Predators, but said he had seen media reports announcing an agreement between Washington and Ankara to deploy the vehicles at the strategic İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana.

    Turkish officials have met or had phone conversations with their counterparts from the US many times this year, which Hammer considers essential for increasing bilateral cooperation. Hammer also noted on the sidelines that the US had hailed the Turkish decision to install an early warning radar system under a new strategic defense strategy within NATO countries to block missiles coming from outside Europe. Although the defense system was speculated to be a means of protection from the alleged nuclear ambitions of Iran, Turkey insists the system targets any country that threatens NATO members. Iranian officials condemned the Turkish government last week over the decision, warning that there would be serious repercussions for the country and accusing Turkey of hypocrisy with regard to Iran.

    Hammer also touched upon the debate over oil and gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean seabed that have set the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities at odds, suggesting that the US-based company that acquired the Greek Cypriot licenses for research and excavation had the right to carry out drilling activities. Greek Cypriot drilling for hydrocarbon sources also triggered Turkey to sign an agreement with Turkish Cypriots to determine continental shelves, allowing the countries to carry out their own drilling operations for resources. Hammer noted that the US had hoped the drilling initiatives would not cause new tension in the region, and that it was in touch with Turkey regarding the situation.

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    Great now for Syria to impose sanctions on Erdogan and Turkey. we aren't afraid of NATO, Turkey, or USA etc etc same bs bs :coffee:
     
  2. silko

    silko SENIOR MEMBER

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    what the fuc* :what:

    assad imposing sanctions on us? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: it's like North-Korea imposing sanctions on USA.

    we're not afraid of you either, it's just that we aren't war mongerers.
     
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    TARIQ BN ZIYAAD FULL MEMBER

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    lol u make me laugh

    TARIQ
     
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    North Korea is far stronger then you make it out to be, indeed we shall show you payback :bunny:
     
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    NO! North-Korea may somehow be strong militarily but if North-Korea imposes sanctions on USA what will happen? their debt will be much more? haha, it wont even move in the slightest. Syria's economy is nowhere near Turkeys. so imposing sanctions on Turkey wont affect us, we have plenty of other roads we can do trades from.
     
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    To bad your banned I liked your jokes.
     
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    it'd better to make more friend than more enemy , brother. :kiss3: