CNN: Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey vs Fox News: White House announces new sanctions on Turkey
President Trump is often accused of making promises he cannot deliver, especially when he is flexing his muscles, attempting to demonstrate his leadership and terrify his opponents. The same is the case with his decision to withdraw from Turkey and subsequent threats with sanctions.
In CNN article: “There is no evidence Trump laid out the possible punishment on Turkey when he spoke by phone last weekend with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a conversation that ended with a statement from the White House that Turkey “will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation” in northern Syria.”. Obviously, they are suggesting that Trump has no intention of acting on his promise-these are just empty threats. On the other side, Fox News article suggests that Trump has already implemented sanctions (steel tariffs) against Turkey.
The truth is that President Trump said he would soon issue an order to raise the tariff rate against Turkey. However, he still has not done it.