October 29, 2019 / 9:51 PM / 13 days ago

U.S. House backs measure that would impose sanctions on Turkey over Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions and other restrictions on Turkey and Turkish officials over its offensive in northern Syria.

House members voted 403-16 in favor of the legislation, part of an effort by both Democrats and many of Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress to push Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to end, and not resume, its offensive against Kurdish forces who helped U.S. troops battle Islamic State militants.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler

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