The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

U.S. Imposes Penalties on Turkey, Aiming to Stop Incursion Into Syria - WSJ

WASHINGTON—President Trump authorized sanctions and raised steel tariffs on Turkey, while threatening more-powerful financial penalties if Ankara continued a military offensive in northern Syria launched after Mr. Trump decided to withdraw U.S. troops from the region.

Mr. Trump also spoke separately with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Kurdish Commander Mazloum Abdi and urged them to negotiate an end to the violence, administration officials said. Mr. Trump, calling for an immediate cease-fire, tapped Vice President Mike Pence and White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien to lead a delegation to Turkey to seek a resolution to the conflict.


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