REPORT: U.S. senator plans ‘sanctions from hell’ to hit Turkey over Syria operation
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WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A leading U.S. Republican senator said he plans to introduce a package of “devastating” sanctions to hit Turkey over its military operation in northeast Syria, expressing concerns over the fate of Kurds in the area.
Senator Lindsey Graham, usually a vocal ally to President Donald Trump, has repeatedly criticized Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria.
The article goes on to state the following:
Graham told media outlet Axios in an interview published on Wednesday that the sanctions would strike the Turkish economy and military. He predicted the Senate could marshal the votes to override any potential presidential veto.
“Who the hell supports Erdogan over the Kurds?” Graham said in his interview with Axios. He was referring to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey.
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