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Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurds

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In a highly unusual public threat to an allied nation, President Donald Trump warned Turkey that it faces economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after a planned U.S. pullout. The Turkish lira dropped.
In a Sunday night tweet, Trump said his government was starting the “long overdue pullout” from Syria while “hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard,” and would attack it again from a nearby existing base if the jihadists regroup.
“The U.S. is withdrawing from northeast Syria in a strong, deliberate and coordinated manner, and seeks to ensure that the...
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Trump Threatens Turkey With Economic Devastation If It Attacks Kurdish Fighters

Trump Threatens Turkey With Economic Devastation If It Attacks Kurdish Fighters

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His warning was met with sharp rebuke from Ankara.
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Trump threatens to 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks Kurds in Syria

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President Donald Trump issued a threat to NATO ally Turkey while defending his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria.
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Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

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By MATTHEW LEE
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners.
Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president's tweeted threat and that he assumed Trump was referring to the imposition of sanctions should Turkey take military action against the Kurds in Syria, U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the U.S...
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Trump risks blowback with latest economic threats against NATO ally Turkey, analysts tell RT

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Donald Trump wasn't bluffing when he vowed to cripple Turkey economically if it attacks Syria's Kurds, analysts told RT. The move, however, would likely have serious negative repercussions for Washington.
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Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

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Trump threatened to devastate Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurds.
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