US President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy" Turkey's economy, if Ankara does something that seems "too much" in the military offensive he plans to launch in territories in northern Syria where Kurdish forces are located.
"As I said before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does something that I, in my great and unparalleled wisdom, consider to be out of bounds, I will totally destroy Turkey's economy (I've done it before!)," He wrote in Your Twitter account
Trump said that after the withdrawal of US troops from Syrian territory, Ankara "with Europe and others" must "watch over captured Islamic State fighters and their families." "The US did much more than anyone could expect, including taking 100% of the 'caliphate,'" he said.RELATED
…. the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
On October 6, the White House announced that Turkey will soon begin a military operation in northern Syria. But usa "will not support or participate" in it, since the US troops will not be there.
According to the document, USA He has defeated the territorial 'caliphate' of the Islamic State and Ankara will now be responsible for all the militants of this terrorist organization captured in that area during the last two years.
The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in statements to journalists in Ankara, has confirmed this October 7 that US troops. They have begun their withdrawal from parts of northeastern Syria, on the eve of the military operation.
In addition, the Turkish president has warned that his operation in northern Syria can start at any time. "It is absolutely impossible for us to tolerate more threats from these terrorist groups," he said referring to the Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists. Turkey is deploying additional forces on the Syrian border since October 5.
* With information from ActualidadRT