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  Tevet 3, 5772 , 29/12/11

Syria Imposes Customs Duties on Turkish Goods

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued an order, Thursday, imposing a 30-percent customs duty on goods imported from Turkey, according to Syria's official news agency. The presidential order confirms a vote by the Syrian parliament on Monday.

Turkey has been critical of Al-Assad's violent suppression of dissent, which has resulted in more than 5,000 known deaths in the country since March.

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