Senate Bill 2644
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Countering Turkish Aggression Act of 2019
Introduced in Senate on Oct 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 21, 2019
Origin Chamber
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Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.

Countering Turkish Aggression Act of 2019

This bill directs the President to impose sanctions related to Turkey.

The President shall impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on specified officials of Turkey's government, such as the president and vice president of Turkey. The President shall also impose property-blocking sanctions on (1) Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, a Turkish state-owned bank; (2) any foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates transactions for Turkey's armed forces or defense industry relating to military operations in Syria; (3) any foreign person that knowingly sells to, provides support to, or conducts a transaction with Turkey's armed forces; (4) any foreign person that supplies goods or services that support petroleum production for use by Turkey's armed forces; and (5) any foreign person that sells or provides support that significantly facilitate Syrian energy production for use by Russia, Iran, Turkey, or Syria's government.

The President shall also prohibit any U.S. person from (1) engaging in any transaction with such sanctioned persons, or (2) purchasing Turkey's sovereign debt.

The President shall impose additional sanctions on Turkey based on Turkey's purchase of a surface-to-air defense system from Russia.

No funds may be obligated or expended to transfer to Turkey's armed forces any U.S. defense articles, services, or technology.

The President may terminate such sanctions and prohibitions upon certifying to Congress that Turkey and affiliated groups have met certain conditions, such as stopping their attacks on the Syrian Kurdish community and withdrawing from certain locations in Syria.

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Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 249.
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Oct 18, 2019 4:42:33 AM
Dec 28, 2020 2:37:59 PM