A new executive order gives President Donald Trump the right to put new sanctions on Turkey if he feels they are not handling new responsibilities in the region well, One America News Network reported.
The order does not actually put any sanctions on Turkey, but represents a threat of economic sanctions on Turkey if their behavior and actions warrant it.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the executive order gives the president “significant new sanctions authority that can be targeted at any person associated with the government of Turkey, any portion of the government, both primary sanctions and secondary sanctions.”
Trump gave a statement on Wednesday saying that he would “wipe out Turkey’s economy” if the nation acted to wipe out the Kurdish people who had been fighting ISIS as allies of the U.S.
“I hope they will act rationally,” Trump said of Turkish leaders, pointing out that peoples in that region had been “fighting each other for centuries.”
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