Trump: US to impose sanctions on Turkey

15 October 2019
2019-10-15 11:53

US President Donald Trump says he's issuing new sanctions against Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs in an effort to pressure Ankara to stop its ongoing offensive attack in Syria against Kurdish forces it views as a terrorist threat. Trump says he soon will sign an executive order permitting sanctions to be imposed on current and former Turkish officials. Before the invasion, the president ordered a couple dozen U.S. forces out of harm's way. Trump also says the 1,000 American troops leaving Syria will remain in the region to help prevent revival of Islamic State.

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