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US Sanctions Turkish Ministries, Officials for Turkey’s Military Incursion in Syria
By Staff, Agencies
The US imposed sanctions on Turkish ministries and senior government officials in response to the country's military incursion in northern Syria.
US President Donald Trump also phoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand an immediate truce, Vice-President Mike Pence said.
Pence said he would travel to the region "as quickly as possible".
The move comes after criticism of a US troop withdrawal from the region which some say gave Turkey a "green light".
The Turkish offensive began last week.
Meanwhile, there are fears the local destabilization could risk a resurgence of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group], as thousands of former fighters and their relatives are being detained in northern Syria. Hundreds are said to have already escaped from one camp.
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