president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, warn both Turkey and the kurdish forces in Syria against attacking or provoking each other, when the last american soldiers have left Syria.
It will, according to the Trump have serious consequences for Turkey, if the country's military launches an offensive against kurdish forces in the wake of the announced american withdrawal
- Will destroy Turkey economically, if they hit the kurds, he writes in a tweet late on Sunday night local time.
Trump calls at the same time, kurdish forces not to goad Turkey.
- In the same way (I red.) not that the kurds are provoking Turkey, he writes.
Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions. Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms. Will devastate Russia economically if they hit the Kurds. Create a 20-mile safe zone....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2019
Donald Trump announced surprisingly in december, that the UNITED states'soldiers in Syria must be pulled home because the mission to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in the war-torn country is completed.
the UNITED states has in the fight against the Islamic State allied with, in particular, the kurdish militia YPG in northern Syria.
Turkey claims that the YPG are working together with the Turkish-kurdish organisation PKK, which Ankara considered as a terrorist organisation.
It is yet unclear when the repatriation of the approximately 2000 broadcast american soldiers in Syria begins.
In early January, said Donald Trumps national security adviser, John Bolton, had certain conditions to Turkey in particular.
Turkey should ensure that the 'syrian opposition forces, who have fought together with us, will not be in danger', he pointed out, among other things.
the UNITED states secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said Saturday that he is convinced that the UNITED states and Turkey can reach an agreement to protect the kurdish forces in Syria.
- We are confident that we can achieve a result that ensures two things: to protect the turks against terrorist threats and prevent significant risk to those who do not pose a terrorist threat against Turkey, said Pompeo in connection with a visit in The United Arab Emirates.
He deepened not, how the parties will ensure the protection of the kurdish forces.