US sanctions Turkey, but Ankara continues attacks
Possible accusation of war crimes - VIDEO
Today Donald Trump signed sanctions against Turkey that ignored the warnings and continued its assault in northern Syria. Measures against Ankara, more than anything else concerning an increase in steel tariffs and a stop in trade negotiations, have turned out to be less solid than the financial markets expected. The Democratic spokesman of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said:
"His announcement of a sanctions package against Turkey is not able to reverse this humanitarian disaster."
The UN human rights office announced today that Ankara could be held responsible for war crimes including the potential murder of Hevrin Khalaf, a prominent Kurdish politician killed on Saturday by gunmen who posted the video of the murder on-line, but the Turkish fighters have denied the charges.
Erdogan, who has pledged to continue military operations, said that Turkey is giving the world the chance to bring peace to the Region: "The international community has lost its opportunity to prevent the Syrian crisis from dragging an entire region in a vortex of instability", he said to "Wall Street Journal". "The European Union and the world should support what Turkey is trying to do".
US Vice President Mike Pence declared: "The United States of America simply will no longer tolerate the invasion of Turkey into Syria. We ask Ankara to withdraw, end the violence and come to the negotiating table".
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Below, a video of "CBS" concerning Turkish military incursions in Syria:
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