Trump threatens to 'devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds

Trump threatens to 'devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds

"Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds", Trump continued. Turkey views some Kurdish groups in the region as terrorist organizations and Kurds make up the majority of US-allied fighters operating in Syria in the civil war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

US President Donald Trump has warned Turkey that it risks economic retaliation by the United States if it attacks Syrian Kurdish forces after the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

Using his typical mode of communication to reaffirm the withdrawal of American troops from the ground, the USA president warned Ankara against seeing this as an opportunity to stage any military campaign against Syrian Kurds.

"Terrorists can't be your partners & allies". Turkey considers the YPG to be affiliated with the PKK, which is banned by Ankara as a terrorist organisation.

Trump did not detail who would create, enforce or pay for the safe zone, or where it would be located.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to crush the Kurdish militia in the wake of Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of the region.




In an apparent gesture to save face, following a questionable outcome of four years of uninvited American presence in Syria and an abrupt withdrawal, Trump has once-again credited the USA military for destroying IS, disregarding the fact that most of the country was liberated from terrorists by the Syrian army, with the help of the Russian military.

He called the Syria pullout "long overdue" but said the United States would still hit "the little remaining Isis territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions". "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms". "We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops back home".

Islamic State militants are "living their final moments" in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them, an SDF official said on Sunday.

On Friday, the US-led coalition said it had started the pullout, but officials later said only equipment, not troops, were going.

After media reports suggesting the departure of USA forces had begun, the Pentagon later said no troops had yet withdrawn and stressed that the battle against ISIS was continuing as US-backed forces try to capture the group's last remaining pockets of territory in Syria. Lindsey Graham also said that there are some elements among the Kurds in Syria who pose a legitimate national security threat to Turkey and that hopes to have a meeting with Erdoğan to discuss the situation in the war-torn country.

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