Greece welcomes US sanctions against two Turkish ministries, three top officials

Greece welcomed US sanctions against two ministries and three officials of Turkey on Monday.

According to the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, it took action in response to Turkey’s military operations in Syria against Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, as well as the Minister of National Defence, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Minister of the Interior.”

In a statement, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said, “Greece, a member-state of NATO, is observing with satisfaction today’s announcement of the US Department of Treasury related to sanctions against the Turkish Republic’s Directorate of Defense Industry, the directorate’s president, as well as other officials, in application of Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).”