US President Trump implies Turkish counterpart Erdogan a foolish devil? It inferred from his letter to the latter over military operation against Kurds in Syria.
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Interestingly, he wrote: “Don’t be a fool.”
Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in that extraordinary letter.
In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump began with an outright threat.
He sent that letter the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria. He also warned that history risked branding him a devil.
However, Turkey considerd pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region a greenlight to go ahead.
But, Trump told the Turkish president he would wreck Ankara’s economy if the invasion went too far.
“Let’s work out a good deal,” Trump wrote in the letter dated October 9.
“You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people.” And “I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy — and I will.”
“History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way,” Trump said.
“It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.”
The US leader told Erdogan a “great deal” possible if he negotiated with the head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi.
Turkey has labelled him a “terrorist” for his ties to the Kurdish PKK militants in Turkey.
“Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool,” he finished, adding: “I will call you later.”
Shiite News Monitoring Desk