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Turkey says it will not stop offensive as US threatens sanctions

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The US has warned Turkey it could face sanctions after it launched an offensive in northeast Syria.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that President Trump had authorised US officials to draft “very significant new sanctions” to target Turkey but added that they were not “activating” the measures at this time.

But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not step back, despite threats from other countries.

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