US Senators announce draft bill on more sanctions against Turkey

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document may affect the country's energy and military sectors
11:40, 18 October 2019

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U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris van Hollen published the draft law on new sanctions against Turkey. The Hill reported that on October 18.

The restrictions could hit the country's energy and military sectors. They could also affect the assets of high-rank Turkish officials who fall under the U.S. jurisdiction, limiting their opportunities to travel in the U.S. 

The sanctions are due to the military operation that Turkey launched against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Related: U.S., Turkey agree on five days-long ceasefire in Syria to let Kurds withdraw, - Pence

As is known, on October 9, the Turkish military deployed forces in northern Syria, starting an operation against Syrian Kurds. Turkish Defense Ministry claimed that the operation aims to set the safety zone, which is a necessary step to bringing peace and security in the region.

Turkey wants to settle up to two million Syrian refugees in this area; currently, these people remain in Turkey. This area also features camps with ISIS supporters, guarded by the Kurds.

October 18, 

Related: Kurdish forces in Syria agree on ceasefire with Turkey

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