Erdogan Remains Defiant in Face of US Sanctions
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:56 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. sanctions on Turkey over its Syrian military offensive are being dismissed by the political leadership in Ankara, as financial markets shrug off the measures.

Sanctions were announced against Turkish officials on Monday as negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal ended. While a tariff on Turkish steel was doubled to 50%, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the measures would remain until Turkey declared a cease-fire with the Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG.

Last week, Turkish forces launched a major military attack into Syria against the YPG, considered by Ankara to be linked to terrorism inside Turkey. The YPG has been a U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State terror group.

With over 100,000 people displaced by the fighting, and fears mounting that the operation is opening the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group, international condemnation continues to grow.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the Trump administration's measures.

Trump's sanctions are seen as at least postponing, if not averting, more stringent measures against Turkey. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen are proposing legislation targeting Turkey's energy and military sectors, along with other financial measures.

Graham has indicated he is ready to wait to see if Trump's measures will be effective. Analysts suggest, at least for now, that Turkey has had a narrow escape.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS

US Congress Approves Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Bills
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:50 WIB

The U.S. Congress approved two bills Thursday to support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong after months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city. The House overwhelmingly passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an annual review of the favorable trade status the Unite...

China Bats Away Rumors, Says Trade Talks With US Continue
Thursday, 21 November 2019 23:32 WIB

China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as inaccurate "rumors." Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he had no new information to release. But he said China was committed to workin...

Iran's Internet Shutdown Extends to 5th Day, Further Harming Economy
Thursday, 21 November 2019 17:59 WIB

London-based Internet monitoring group NetBlocks posted a tweet early Thursday in Iran, saying the "near-total" Internet shutdown had surpassed 100 hours since it began late Saturday. "Digital rights are human rights: access must be restored to all Iranians," the group added. Iranian authorities i...

Trump Considering Whether Apple Should be Exempt From China Tariffs
Thursday, 21 November 2019 10:59 WIB

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after touring a plant that assembles Apple Inc computers that he was considering whether to exempt the U.S. company from tariffs on imports from China. "We're looking at that," Trump said in answer to a reporter's question about the tariffs, after touring a ...

Senate Passes Bill to Support Human Rights in Hong Kong
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:58 WIB

The Senate has easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote Tuesday. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar legislat...

ANOTHER NEWS
US Congress Approves Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Bills
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:50 WIB The U.S. Congress approved two bills Thursday to support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong after months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city. The House overwhelmingly passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.