October 10, 2019 / 5:10 PM / 10 days ago

Turkey would retaliate against any U.S. sanctions - minister

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Riga, Latvia May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

ANKARA (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Thursday that Turkey would retaliate if the United States imposed sanctions over its military incursion into northeast Syria, which is targeting Kurdish fighters backed by Washington.

Ankara could face sanctions under proposals put forward by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and a Democrat colleague, which would target President Tayyip Erdogan and top officials.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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