Multiple House Republicans are encouraging the White House to implement sanctions on Turkey for their deliberate attacks on the Kurds; The US has been fighting alongside and funding the Kurds in the war against ISIS; Cheney: President Erdogan and his regime must face serious consequences for mercilessly attacking our Kurdish allies in northern Syria.
The White House is now under pressure from fellow House Republicans regarding a response to Turkey’s deliberate and immediate attack on the Kurds, whom the US has been fighting alongside and funding in the war against ISIS.
House Representative and Republican Liz Cheney (Wyoming) stated, “President Erdogan and his regime must face serious consequences for mercilessly attacking our Kurdish allies in northern Syria.”
President Trump, pondering his possible response to Turkey, tweeted, “Others say STAY OUT and let the Kurds fight their own battles. I say hit Turkey very hard financially with sanctions if they don’t play by the rules.”
While many in Syria are concerned about another humanitarian crisis as a result of the Turkish assault on the Kurds, ‘abandonment’ of the Kurds was never the motive behind President Trump’s decision to remove the approximate 50-70 US troops that were in the immediate area, nor is ‘abandonment of the Kurds’ happening.
A White House Official stated, “if Turkey acts in a way that is disproportionate or otherwise goes beyond the lines the president has in his own mind, the United States is willing to impose significant costs.”
Should this happen, and the White House implements devastating economic sanctions, this would leave Turkey inside of Syria with a crumbling economy, just like Iran.