Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds
Monday, 14 January 2019 President Donald Trump has warned that the United States will “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Mr Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria has left the United States’ Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkey. Ankara views the Kurdish forces as terrorists aligned with insurgents inside Turkey....
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, weakening the Turkish lira and prompting sharp criticism from Ankara on Monday. Emily Wither reports.
According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that he wanted the issue over Ankara’s procurement of air defense systems to be resolved without damaging..