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Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurds

2 days ago   |   By National Post

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 Ankara Attacks Syrian Kurds

2 days ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump has threatened Turkey with economic reprisals if the country attacks Syrian Kurds following the U.S.'s military withdrawal.
American forces have for over four years been fighting alongside Kurdish militia against ISIS in the north of Syria. Turkey regards the Kurdish People's Protection Units as a threat, due to the militia's alleged ties with the Kurdistan Workers' Party , which has for decades been in armed conflict with the Turkish state.
Trump shocked many people in December when he suddenly announced the imminent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, but few...
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