DAMASCUS,ST) Chairman of the Federation of the Syrian Chambers of Industry Fares Shehabi stressed that Aleppo Chamber of Industry has all the evidence on the involvement of the Turkish government in stealing production lines and machines of hundreds of different laboratories from the city of Aleppo and in smuggling them into the Turkish territory, in clear violation of international laws.
In a statement to SANA, al-Shehabi indicated that terrorists looting of factories and laboratories in Aleppo aimed at the destruction of the Syrian economy, damaging the Syrian industry which competes the Turkish products and making a rift between the national business and the government in Syria, , adding that industrialists in Aleppo accuse the Turkish government of deliberate terrorism and criminality against the Syrian industry and demanding the formation of a neutral international commission to investigate facts about stealing and looting factories in Aleppo, at the full knowledge of the Turkish government.
He demanded the current Turkish government to compensate for the damages inflicted upon Aleppo industry, by facilitating the transit of terrorists, who stole the Syrian factories ‘s machinery and production lines and smuggled them across the border from Syria into Turkey.
” There are no accurate estimates for industrialists on total losses in Syria by armed terrorist groups because of the inability to have access to certain plants,” he said, explaining that terrorists stole about 1,000 factories in the city of Aleppo.
He continued that initial estimates of the damage inflicted on Aleppo ‘s industrial plants caused by terrorist acts exceed 200 billion Syrian Pounds, indicating that “this sum does not include the destruction of buildings and ancient markets , nor the growing accumulated losses borne on a daily basis on industrialists.
He pointed the importance of eliminating terrorists in all areas of Aleppo and the restoration of security and safety so as industrialists could return to their factories to take part in the relief, reconstruction and reconciliation efforts in the country.
” In a time record, industrialists will be able to rebuild factories , much better than before,” he stressed.
He called more efforts to be exerted as to secure fuel oil for remaining factories to continue working to meet the increasing demand for the local market under the current circumstances.
” These terrorist acts are but a crime against the Syrians, targeting everyone in livelihood , housing and daily needs, including the traders and industrialists .” he emphasized.