U.S. and Turkey Join Forces to Curtail Financing of ISIS

Turkey imposes a financial freeze while the U.S. implements sanctions.

The governments of the United States and Turkey took simultaneous joint actions to disrupt an ISIS financial facilitation network based in Turkey last week. Turkish authorities have implemented an asset freeze on all known members of this network, and the Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against four individuals and eight entities in the network, cutting them off from all banking and trade with the United States.

“Today’s action reaffirms Treasury’s commitment to degrade ISIS’s ability to operate globally,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. “These designations and accompanying asset freezes are a result of close coordination and collaboration with our Turkish partners to target ISIS activity in the region.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Janet Yellen to seek the Lord’s direction as she heads the Treasury Department.
  • For Secretary Blinken to be led by God as he oversees the State Department.
  • For U.S. and international leaders as they attempt to prevent terrorist activity.

Sources: State Department, Treasury Department


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