ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
May 2, 2023
The United States continues to cooperate with the Republic of Türkiye to counter the financing of terrorist groups that perpetuate violence and instability in the region. Today, we are imposing sanctions on two financial facilitators for designated terrorist groups Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Katibat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, both of which operate in Syria.
Concurrently, the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance, together with the Ministry of Interior, has implemented an asset freeze against these terrorist facilitators. Today’s designations follow the joint U.S.-Turkish action on January 5 that disrupted critical nodes of a key ISIS financial facilitation network.
Today’s action underscores our commitment to collaborating with our Turkish partners in degrading terrorist financing networks across the region. The United States will continue to take actions to disrupt the flow of funds to terrorist groups worldwide.
Treasury is designating Omar Alsheak and Kubilay Sari pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, which targets terrorist groups, their supporters, and associated assets. For more information about these designations, please see the Department of the Treasury’s press release.