Trump: US Treasury is ready to impose sanctions on Turkey


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2019/10/13 09:04:57

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The US Treasury Department is ready to impose sanctions on Turkey for the Turkish-led military operation in northern Syria, the US president said.

Trump’s remarks came to confirm what he said before about the destruction of the Turkish economy, if the Turkish aggression in Syria on the Kurdish population in the region.

According to “Associated Press” said US Defense Secretary Mark Esper that President Trump ordered US troops in Syria to move south with Turkey’s attacks against the Kurds, but not leave Syria.

According to “Reuters” two US officials said that a small number of US troops were moved away from a site in Ain Essa, Syria, due to fighting in the region.

A US official said earlier in the day that US troops in northern Syria at risk of “isolation” could clash with Turkish-backed forces.

According to the “Associated Press” said the US official that US forces in northern Syria at risk of “isolation” may clash with troops supported by Turkey.

The US official said the situation in northeast Syria was “rapidly deteriorating” as Turkish-backed forces advanced and could isolate US forces on the ground.

The official said on Sunday that development was rapidly increasing the risk of confrontation between Turkish-backed forces and US forces in the region.

President Donald Trump said US forces in northern Syria would withdraw before the Turkish offensive.

Since Saturday, Turkish-backed fighters have moved under cover of Turkish airstrikes towards the town of Ain Issa, an administrative city for Kurdish-led forces and where there is a major US base.

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