And betrayed the Kurds and blah, blah, blah. Rolling my eyes. Again.
Gotta stop with the eye rolling and annoyed sighing- How about a grumble and a grrrr....?
U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Turkish Ministers Over Syria Offensive
"The United States has imposed sanctions on Turkey's defense minister and two other ministers in response to Ankara's military assault on northeast Syria, as President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to demand an immediate cease-fire.
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, and Energy Minister Fatih Donmez were placed on the U.S. Treasury's sanctions blacklist, freezing their U.S. assets and banning U.S. or U.S.-related transactions with them.
The Defense and Energy ministries were also hit with sanctions, the Treasury said on October 14.
"The United States is holding the Turkish government accountable for escalating violence by Turkish forces, endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump called for an immediate cease-fire in Syria during a phone call with Erdogan. Pence said he would soon travel to the region in an effort to mediate the crisis that has seen more than 160,000 civilians flee their homes in the area.
Turkey launched the attack last week with the declared aim to push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the border region. Turkey regards the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which is the largest militia in the SDF, as a terrorist organization.
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"The United States of America simply is not going to tolerate Turkey's invasion in Syria any further. We are calling on Turkey to stand down, end the violence and come to the negotiating table," Pence told reporters"Globe and Mail: Moscow's Allies Advance in Syria
So, no green light then? Exactly as was stated here 8 days ago. As other disinfo spinners in the 5 eyes alt/msm claimed otherwise? Think about that fact.
Trump also said he would soon issue an executive order to end negotiations with Ankara on a $100 billion trade agreement and boost tariffs on Turkish steel to 50 percent in response to the country's offensive on northeastern Syria.
"I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey's economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path," Trump said in a statement on October 14, after the United States, the Syrian Kurds' main ally, announced it would withdraw troops from the country.