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US President Donald Trump has announced that he will authorize sanctions against Turkish officials, raise steel tariffs and end negotiations on a 100 billion dollar trade deal. Turkey launched a cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters on Wednesday after the US decided to withdraw troops from Syria. 

In a statement, Trump said, this executive order will enable the US to impose powerful additional sanctions on those who may be involved in serious human rights abuses, obstructing a ceasefire, preventing displaced persons from returning home, forcibly repatriating refugees or threatening the peace, security or stability in Syria. He said, Turkey's military offensive is endangering civilians and threatening peace, security and stability in the region. Trump said, he is fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey's economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path.
 
He said, the order will authorize a broad range of measures, including financial sanctions, the blocking of property, and barring entry into the US. He asserted that his administration will aggressively use economic sanctions to target those who enable, facilitate, and finance heinous acts in Syria.
 
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had promised to bring back US troops from Syria and Afghanistan. He said, US forces have defeated the ISIS physical caliphate, the troops are coming out will now redeploy and remain in the region to monitor the situation and prevent a repeat of 2014, when the neglected threat of ISIS raged across Syria and Iraq.



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