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(Worthy News) - NATO powers might sanction Turkey over the assault on U.S. partners that has “resulted in the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
“Due to Turkey's irresponsible actions, the risk to U.S. forces in northeast Syria has reached an unacceptable level,” Esper said Monday. “I will be visiting NATO next week in Brussels, where I plan to press our other NATO allies to take collective and individual diplomatic and economic measures in response to these egregious Turkish actions.”
Esper’s comments raise the prospect of a historic move by NATO member-states to punish one of the nations bound by the security bloc’s collective defense pledge. Turkey, meanwhile, has demanded NATO support for the offensive. Erdoğan even asked for U.S. military aid against the Syrian Kurdish militias, but Trump ordered the Special Forces operators to withdraw from the area rather than risk being caught in a crossfire, according to U.S. officials. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]
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