Rep. Hill Votes to Hold Turkey Accountable for Assault into Northeast Syria

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Washington, October 29, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act (PACT ACT), a bill he cosponsored offering Congressional support to the White House for enacting additional sanctions on Turkey should it not uphold its commitment to a ceasefire in Syria:

“I agree with President Trump that if Turkey fails to honor the negotiated ceasefire in Syria, then the United States has the right to reimpose crippling sanctions. While Turkey may be a treaty ally within NATO, they are not acting like a friend to the United States, nor should we treat them like one. The United States must hold Turkey accountable for their actions with potent sanctions to ensure they do not violate the negotiated ceasefire again in the future.”


Background:

Earlier this month, Congressman Hill joined House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) and more than 20 Republicans in the House to introduce sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northeast Syria. Click HERE to read more.

This move followed similar efforts led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).
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