Syria says any foreign troops would ‘return in coffins’
Syrian foreign minister warns against ground intervention after Saudi Arabia offers to send troops to fight ISIL.
Foreign army soldiers who enter Syria without government consent would “return home in wooden coffins”, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said, in a warning to Saudi Arabia.
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Russian sanctions are now affecting Turkish tourism, construction firms and food exports, amid a bitter dispute over the Syria conflict.
The Kremlin reacted with fury when a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Syria-Turkey border in November.
Russia has banned:
- The import of Turkish fruit and vegetables, poultry and salt
- The sale of charter holidays for Russians to Turkey
- Construction projects with Turkish firms in Russia unless a special exemption is granted
There are restrictions now on Turkish citizens working for companies registered in Russia.
And Russia has suspended work on TurkStream – a new Black Sea pipeline that was to boost Russian gas exports to Turkey.
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