[ti:Turkey Condemns US House Bills on Sanctions, Armenians] [by:www.knnrug.live] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:00.04]Turkey has objected to legislation passed by the United States House of Representatives. [00:09.56]The Turkish foreign ministry said it called a meeting with the U.S. ambassador in Ankara [00:18.07]after the House approved the legislation on Tuesday. [00:24.56]Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country's parliament [00:31.49]will answer the action, but gave no other details. [00:38.04]One bill is aimed at punishing Turkish officials [00:43.01]involved in the decision to send Turkish troops into northern Syria. [00:50.76]Supporters of the bill say the Turkish offensive [00:55.38]resulted in human rights abuses against ethnic Kurds in the area. [01:03.96]The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 403 to 16. [01:14.56]Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey "strongly condemns" the sanctions [01:21.49]against Turkish officials and its army. [01:27.12]The other piece of legislation confirms U.S. recognition [01:32.72]of the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. [01:42.76]That resolution passed by a vote of 405 to 11. [01:51.20]Historians estimate that 1.5 million Armenians were killed between 1915 and 1923. [02:04.12]At the time, Armenians were a Christian minority in the Ottoman Empire. [02:13.52]House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters after the bills passed [02:20.55]that "Turkey has not come to grips that this was a genocide." [02:28.56]Turkey has long objected to the use of the word genocide [02:33.79]to describe what took place to Armenians after World War I. [02:41.76]Erdogan said that Turkey does not recognize the non-binding resolution [02:49.01]and added that it has no value to the country. [02:54.76]He described the measure as "slander." [02:59.80]Turkey is one of the 29 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). [03:07.76]The Turkish foreign ministry said that the U.S. measures [03:12.72]did not agree "with the spirit of our NATO alliance." [03:20.44]U.S. President Donald Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria earlier this month. [03:31.48]That move cleared the way for Turkey to send troops into the area [03:37.32]with the aim of driving out Syrian Kurdish fighters. [03:43.32]The Kurds have been allies of the U.S. military in efforts to fight Islamic State militants. [03:53.52]However, Turkey accuses them of being allied [03:58.13]with Kurdish separatists, who Turkey considers terrorists. [04:06.16]The U.S. Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act [04:11.36]would prevent sales of arms to Turkey for use in Syria. [04:18.40]It would punish Turkish financial organizations involved in the military. [04:26.12]It also would require the U.S. government to report on Erdogan's finances. [04:35.56]House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel is a Democrat from New York State. [04:44.44]He says the bill is a way to ensure that Erdogan faces consequences for Turkish actions in Syria. [04:57.48]Earlier this month, the House passed a resolution [05:01.84]condemning the Trump administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. [05:11.24]Trump announced that the U.S government had negotiated a permanent cease-fire in Syria last week. [05:22.16]He also lifted sanctions on Turkey that were put in place after its troops entered northern Syria. [05:33.72]The Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act now moves to the U.S. Senate, where it will face a vote. [05:44.16]It must be signed by the president before becoming law. [05:51.08]I'm Mario Ritter Jr. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 11运夺金走势图遗漏