04 April 2020,   02:38
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US imposes new sanctions on Turkey

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation aimed at imposing sanctions on Turkish military and government officials over Ankara"s military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.
The 403-16 vote is the latest rebuke of Trump"s decision to withdraw US forces from northeast Syria and leave Kurdish allies without military support as Turkey launched an operation in the area.
"These sanctions are specifically designed to target the Turkish officials and institutions responsible for the bloodshed in Syria without senselessly hurting the Turkish people," said Representative Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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