Syrian businessmen back opposition conference

Author: Lauren Williams, The Guardian [UK], Published on: 30 May 2011

Key business figures in Syria are aligning themselves with opposition groups before a conference in Turkey on Tuesday in a sign that Syria's traditionally pro-regime business elite may be beginning to break ranks with the government of President Bashar al-Assad...Organised by the Egypt-based National Organisation for Human Rights, the Turkey conference is being privately funded by three Syrian businessmen...who are luxury car distributors...and...[the] chairman of the national organisation and UAE-based satellite channel Orient TV...

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