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.
Turkey must pay a heavy price for attacking our Syrian Kurdish partners. Senators on both sides of the aisle won't support abandoning the one regional group most responsible for putting ISIS on its heels. Our bipartisan sanctions bill is being finalized now.
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) October 9, 2019
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
If Turkey moves into northern Syria, sanctions from hell – by Congress – will follow.
Wide, deep, and devastating sanctions.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 8, 2019
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.
- 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.