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Hudson Announces Turkey Sanctions Bill

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October 10, 2019
 
Hudson Announces Turkey Sanctions Bill
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg’s Congressman, released the following statement announcing he plans to join his colleagues to introduce legislation to impose severe sanctions on Turkey after the country launched military operations in northern Syria and against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces:   
 
“I am sickened by Turkey’s attack on our Kurdish allies,” said Rep. Hudson.“This invasion is a direct threat to our national security and it will pave the way for ISIS to reemerge. Erdogan needs to back down and stop these atrocities or he’ll be met with crippling sanctions.”
 
Rep. Hudson and a group of representatives led by House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) plan to introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. This move follows similar efforts led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in the Senate. Earlier this week, Rep. Hudson voiced his concern following the announcement the United States would withdraw troops from northern Syria.
  
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