House Republicans to introduce bill slapping Turkey with sanctions over offensive in Syria

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Dozens of Republican representatives are set to introduce a bill to impose fresh sanctions on Turkey over its invasion of Northern Syria and attacks on Kurdish fighters.

Spearheaded by Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), a group of 29 Republicans in the House announced they would impose new sanctions on Ankara  in response to its operations along the Syrian-Turkish border, where Turkey hopes to establish a “safe zone” and clear away Kurdish fighters it deems a threat.

“President Erdogan and his regime must face serious consequences for mercilessly attacking our Kurdish allies in northern Syria, who incurred thousands of casualties in the fight against ISIS and helped us protect the homeland,” Cheney said in a statement.“If Turkey wants to be treated like an ally, it must begin behaving like one,” the statement continued.

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