Turkey sanctions bill introduced by Rep. Marshall and 90 of his colleagues

October 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., along with over 90 of his colleagues, introduced legislation to sanction Turkey for their aggressions against Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.

The bill, which Rep. Marshall joined as an original co-sponsor, was led by House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-AL), and will sanction Turkey’s political leadership, any person who provides financial or material support to the Turkish military, any entity supporting Turkey’s petroleum and natural gas production for use by its armed forces, and prohibits the sale of U.S. defense materials and ammunition to Turkish forces. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued a statement following the bill's introduction:

“President Trump has committed to holding Turkey accountable for their horrific actions in Syria against Kurdish forces. With the introduction of this bill today, and hopefully its passage shortly, Congress will be joining the White House to ensure the U.S. keeps that commitment,” Dr. Marshall said. “Turkey’s military offensive is endangering civilians and threatening peace and stability in the Middle East. They must face severe consequences for their violent actions against the Kurds.”

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