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US warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces

One year ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Threat by Trump draws response from Ankara telling Washington not to conflate Syrian Kurds with 'terrorist groups'.
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President Trump Says the U.S. Will ‘Devastate' Turkey's Economy if the Kurds Are Attacked

One year ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump warned Sunday that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will “devastate Turkey economically.”
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.
In a tweet, Trump also warned the Kurdish forces not to “provoke Turkey.”
The U.S. withdrawal has begun with shipments of military equipment, U.S. defense officials said. But in coming weeks, the contingent of about 2,000...
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Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically."
Turkey has threated to attack the United States' Kurdish allies fighting Islamic State militants. Ankara views them as terrorists with ties to insurgents within Turkey.
In a tweet on Sunday, Trump also warned the Kurdish forces not to "provoke Turkey."
The president said the U.S. has started what he called the "long, overdue pullout" from Syria while going after IS militants in the remaining territory they hold.
U.S. defense officials say...
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