Moayed, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee boy, lies on clumps of cotton clumps other Syrians work in a cotton field.
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ISIS militants have got their hands on Syrian cotton production, worrying manufacturers even though there appears little risk for now that ISIS-linked clothes could end up on the catwalk or in your closet.Syrian cotton exports to Turkey rose in the 1990s and early 2000s, but have fallen since 2008 .If before the war Syria was producing around 600,000 tons per year, that has dropped to 70,000, of which 3,000 is officially exported, according to ICAC estimates.He said ICAC's understanding is that most of Syrian cotton is being used by the country's domestic textile industry, with very little left over for export.And any Syrian cotton that is making its way to Turkey is probably going through unofficial channels and the ICAC has no information on this, he added.But even assuming all of Syria's cotton production made its way to Turkey, a "highly doubtful" scenario according to Sette, this would only represent about 5 percent of the cotton used in Turkey.
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