TURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Turkish military action in Syria raises concerns over exports after Trump threatens further sanctions

Any hopes the United States might relax its sanctions on Turkish steel exports appear to have been scuppered after Turkey launched an air and ground assault on Kurdish-held northern Syria.

On Wednesday October 9, Turkey launched ‘Operation Peace Spring’ east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders, after the US army retreated from the region. And on Thursday, the head of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said the plan was to “form a safe zone” and to “eliminate the terror groups” in the region. But US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has denied...


Cem Turken

October 10, 2019

17:20 GMT