United States threatens Turkey with 'very significant' sanctions

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that President Donald Trump had authorized U.S. officials to draft “very significant” new sanctions to target Turkey after it launched an offensive in northeast Syria, adding that banks were being notified. Mnuchin said the United States was not activating the sanctions at this time but would do so if necessary. “We are putting financial institutions on notice that they should be careful and that there could be sanctions,” Mnuchin said.

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