"Turkey, Syria Sign Free Trade Agreement
Nadim Ladki, Reuters
DAMASCUS, 23 December 2004 � Turkey and Syria yesterday signed a free trade agreement to bolster bilateral economic ties and exchanged views on the situation in their common neighbor, Iraq.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew to Damascus on a two-day visit aimed at cementing improved ties between the two countries.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad made a landmark visit to Turkey in January to bury the hatchet after years of tension and disputes over land and water resources."
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