US House passes Sanctions Bill against Turkey
The bill will pass directly into law if it receives at least two-thirds of the votes.
The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to impose sanctions to Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria.
The bill imposing sanctions to Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria was approved with 403 votes in favor and 16 votes against.
15 Republicans and one Democrat voted against the legislation.
If the bill receives more than two thirds of the votes in the Senate as well, President Donald Trump will not be able to veto it.
Republican Gus Bilirakis said before the vote: "Turkey's current action in northern Syria against our Kurdish allies is extremely concerning and we cannot stand by and let egregious human rights violations happen."
The bill includes sanctions against Turkey's ministers, suspending arms sales to Turkey and financial sanctions.
It will be voted in the Senate now and pass directly into law if it receives at least two-thirds of the votes.