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US Senators Suggest Prohibition on Military Transactions With Turkey Over Syria Operation - Bill

The US Senate said earlier on Wednesday that it was finalizing a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions on Ankara for launching a military offensive in Syria against "Kurdish partners".

Among restricting measures, the US Senators introduced on Wednesday visa ban for Turkish leadership - ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's planned visit to the US - and sanctions on foreign entities that cooperate with turkey in the energy and military sector.

Today @LindseyGrahamSC and I are announcing a framework for sanctions against Turkey to respond to their military operation in northeastern Syria, which is already underway. These sanctions will have immediate, far-reaching consequences for Erdogan and his military. pic.twitter.com/VhzaDB2OYU— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) October 9, 2019

Hours earlier, Us President Donald Trump backed the proposal to impose sanctions against Turkey over its military operation in northern Syria.

While the United States backed Kurdish forces in Syria as allies in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, Turkey considers them to be an arm of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Turkey has classified the PKK as a terrorist organization.

Ankara claims that the operation aimed at clearing the border area of Kurdish militias, creating a security zone and accommodating Syrian refugees there.Source

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  1. With all the dispute in Syria which has involved the Turkey resulted in the US restricting Turkish president of visa to travel to the USA. This action has not been the first one coming form the US since it has also restricted visa to Chinese officials as well due to their mistreatment of the Muslim Uighur.

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