Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border in Ceylanpinar on Friday, the third day of Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish forces. (Ozan Kose/AFP/ Getty Images) President Trump will sign an executive order Friday authorizing sanctions against Turkish government officials and entities if Turkey’s incursion in Syria results in human rights violations, destabilizes the region or leads to the escape of a “single ISIS fighter,” the Treasury Department announced. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that there was no immediate plan to impose sanctions, but said they will be used “when necessary.” The order came as the administration stepped up its criticism of Turkey’s military operation against U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters, amid harsh criticism of Trump’s failure to prevent the incursion. The Kurds, considered terrorists by Turkey, have played the leading role in ground combat, under U.S. […]