Wenstrup Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Sanction Turkey Over Their Invasion of Northern Syria and Attacks on Kurds

Washington, October 11, 2019 Contact: Ann Tumolo (202-225-3164)

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) announced he will be leading with more than twenty of his Republican colleagues in the House to introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. This move follows similar efforts led by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in the Senate.

“I served alongside the Kurds during my tour of duty in Iraq, and they have been loyal friends to America. For years, Kurdish fighters have led the fight against ISIS terrorists and detained ISIS prisoners, reducing the need for more American boots on the ground. Now, this is the Kurds’ hour of need. Turkey must account for their military actions which harm our allies, threaten to free thousands of ISIS prisoners, and bring greater instability to the region,” said Congressman Wenstrup.

Read more about the bill here.

Yesterday, Congressman Wenstrup appeared on “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on CNN to discuss his experiences with the Kurds while serving in Iraq. Click here or the image below to watch.

Earlier this week, Congressman Wenstrup penned an op-ed in The Columbus Dispatch in opposition to the United States’ withdraw from Northern Syria. Read the op-ed here.