The United States Government on 15th October 2019, has imposed sanctions against the Turkish ministries for its military actions in Northern Syria.
The US sanctions have been imposed against the Turkish department of defence and the ministry of energy. This will also freeze Turkish assets held by the ministry in the US and have banned all the financial transactions with them related to the US.
The US sanctions also call for an immediate ceasefire with Turkey’s further incursion into Syria.
Recently the Kurdish forces in the Syrian border stuck a deal with the Syrian Government marking a major shift in the 8-year war. This started a series of disturbances in the region.
Recently, the Turkish forces launched attacks against the Kurds on the Syrian border. According to the UN, around 160,000 have fled the area and dozens of civilians are killed and injured.
The Kurdish-led forces are a key ally to the US against the IS (Islamic State) in Syria. Russia stays silent over the issue.