Turkey faces a setback over the military operations inside Syria

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Turkey faces a setback over the military operations inside Syria

*FRANKFURT: Turkey faces a setback over the military operations inside Syria as top western government has imposed ban and sanctions against the Turkey over Arms sale. *

Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Turkey launched the military operation on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew some U.S. troops who had been backing Kurdish forces in the fight against Islamic State.

The United States and European Union have already warned Turkey of possible sanctions over the offensive.

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