US lawmakers prepare sanctions against Turkey

sanctions against Turkey
Turkey must pay a heavy price for attacking our Syrian Kurdish partners.

US Senator Chris Van Hollen said lawmakers from both parties are completing a bill imposing sanctions against Turkey for its new operation in Syria against Kurds.

After the announcement of Turkish President

Van Hollen said in a tweet published:

On his official account on the site “Twitter”. So, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the launch of a military operation in northeastern Syria against the Kurdish. “People’s Protection Units” that fought with the United States. “IS” “Turkey must pay a heavy price for attacking our Syrian Kurdish partners.”

Senators from both sides will not support the abandonment of the only regional group. That bears primary responsibility for suppressing ISIS. Work is under way on a bipartisan bill on sanctions.

As well as, US President Donald Trump likes to pretend to have defeated ISIS. Our forces in partnership with Syrian Kurds made great progress. But there is still much work to be done. So, ISIS is celebrating Trump’s betrayal.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, through “Twitter”:

Similar criticism to the President of his country. while pledged to make efforts in Congress “to make Erdogan pay a heavy price” to launch the process on the “allies” of the United States of America.

US lawmakers prepare sanctions against Turkey

In addition to, Graham threatened Turkey with sanctions from the US Congress. saying the measures, which he is working within cooperation with Van Hollen,

The measures would be

  1. Broad
  2. Deep
  3. destructive

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

As well as, his country launched a military operation on behalf of the “spring of peace” northeast of Syria “to clear these territories of terrorists. So, Referring to the “People’s Protection Units” Kurdish.

Ankara considers

  • An arm of the “PKK” and
  • Active As part of the “Syrian Democratic Forces”
  • Which supported by the United States as part of the campaign against “IS”

The operation, the third for Turkey in Syria

It launched after months of unsuccessful negotiations between Turkey and the United States on the establishment of a “safe area” in northeast Syria. In order to resolve the tension between the Turkish side and the Kurds peacefully. But these efforts did not result in achieving this goal due to differences between the parties on the operation of this mechanism.

Turkey began its new operations

Eventually, After the United States announced on Monday the withdrawal of its troops from northeastern Syria by a decision from Trump, a move strongly criticized by the Kurds.

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