U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick voted for a resolution condemning Turkey for its illegal invasion of Syria.
The resolution passed, 354-60. It opposes the decision to end U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria, calls on Turkish President Erdogan to immediately end military action, expresses continued support and humanitarian assistance for Syrian Kurdish communities and calls for a specific plan to ensure the enduring defeat of the Islamic State.
“Giving the Turkish government license to attack our Kurdish friends sends the wrong message to our allies across the globe.” Fitzpatrick said “Abandoning our allies who have fought alongside us is a terrible mistake that will cost our allies their lives and undermines United States credibility on the international stage.”
Fitzpatrick is a two-term member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism.