Sarbanes Statement on Trump’s Decision to Lift Sanctions on Turkey

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration would lift sanctions on Turkey:

“President Trump's decision to lift sanctions is the next chapter in what has become a shameful pattern of capitulation to Turkish President Erdogan. If the President will not take action to rebuke Turkey, Congress must. 

“I will work closely with my colleagues, on a bipartisan basis, to swiftly impose sanctions on Turkey for its military campaign in northern Syria. We will also apply pressure on the Trump Administration to immediately rescind its invitation to President Erdogan to visit the United States in November.”