Trump says ‘Ready to Go’ on Turkey sanctions
16 October 2019 | 6:00 am
President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “ready to go” with more sanctions on Turkey in response to its incursion into Syria, after his defense secretary said the president ordered a deliberate withdrawal of troops from northern Syria to keep them out of harm’s way. Ros Krasny reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia"
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