10/13/2019, 4:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Treasury ready to sanction Turkey - Trump

The United States Treasury Department may sanction Turkey over its actions in northern Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, adding Ankara argued against the move.

"Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey. Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be sought. There is great consensus on this. Turkey has asked that it not be done. Stay tuned!" Trump tweeted.

The US, alongside other countries, has criticized Turkey for its military operation against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria which started five days ago. Earlier today, the Pentagon announced it will pull the remaining 1,000 troops from the region in order to avoid getting caught between the two warring sides.

Breaking the News / MD