EU Parliament wants Sanctions against Turkey for North Syria Security Zone
EU Parliament wants Sanctions against Turkey for North Syria Security Zone. The European Parliament calls on the Member States to impose sanctions and visa bans on Turkish officials responsible for human rights violations in northern Syria.
The United States withdrew their sanctions yesterday because a temporary ceasefire is being made permanent by Turkey.
In a resolution, parliamentarians also ask to consider economic sanctions against Turkey and to suspend trade benefits for Turkish agricultural products.
Parliament strongly condemns the Turkish military intervention and calls for the establishment of a security zone in northern Syria under the command of the United Nations.
The parliament rejects the Turkish plans to establish “a so-called security zone” on the northeastern border and fears that the temporary cease-fire of Turkey and the United States could lead to a “legalised Turkish occupation” of this zone.
The parliament also points to the danger of IS reviving, given the reports of hundreds of escaped Syrian fighters.