Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The United States has imposed sanctions on two Turks and three companies operating in Turkey for allegedly aiding ISIS.
A press release issued by the United States Treasury Department's Office of foreign values Control announced the decision to sanction some companies on the grounds of aiding ISIS. The statement said The Brothers Ismail and Ahmet Bayaltun were suppliers to ISIS terrorists, while the ACL export and import company, owned by Ismail Bayaltun, was also launched on the grounds that it provided equipment to ISIS between 2015 and 2017.
Other companies that were blacklisted and stated to be operating in Turkey were foreign exchange and money transfer companies Sahloul Money Exchange Company and Al-Sultan Money Transfer Company.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the decision was a continuation of United States troops ' pressure tactic against the group following the operation to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.