U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Turkey against an attack on Kurdish troops in Northern Syria. The Turkey will be destroyed "economically", if you are attacking the Kurds, wrote Trump on Sunday evening (local time) on Twitter over the Nato partners. "At the same time I don't want the Kurds are provoking Turkey," he added in another message. Trump wrote also of the creation of a safety zone of 32 kilometres, but closer. Also what did he mean exactly with "economic destruction", left the Trump.
The Turkey has been planning this for weeks an Offensive against the Kurdish militia, YPG, which dominates near the Turkish border in Northern Syria areas. From the point of view of Turkey, it is an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdish workers ' party PKK and thus a terrorist organization. For the United States, which wants to withdraw its troops from Syria, in turn, is a close ally in the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS).the outside view
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Turkey has responded angrily to the Statements of Trumps. Turkish foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has criticized the US President for the public threats of sharp. "Strategic partners are not talking about Twitter and social media with each other," said Çavuşoğlu during a press conference with his Luxembourg counterpart, Jean Asselborn.
He had often said that Turkey will not bow to threats. In addition, the "channels are open". He had just spoken with US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and will be back on the phone with him. "We can't find the Tweet from Trump ... and especially the tone right," said Çavuşoğlu. The Turkish government, but I see that on Trump's "huge pressure" laste. "He has decided the withdrawal (of U.S. troops from Syria), but in particular the safety authorities constantly pressure the US to withdraw."
The Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın Trump responded on Twitter: "terrorists can not be your partners and allies." Turkey expect the US to respect the strategic partnership between the two Nato States. You should not be used for terrorist propaganda overshadowed. The Turkey takes offence at the fact that Turkey wants to attack, according to the US-representation package "Kurds". It is a "fatal error", the PKK, which is also in the USA on the terrorist list, as well as its Syrian offshoot, with the Kurds being equal, warned Kalın. Turkey fights against terrorists, not Kurds. There was no difference between the IS, the PKK and the YPG. "We are against all fighting," wrote Kalın.
In the past year, had imposed a Trump in the course of the dispute in the Turkey detained US Pastor sanctions against two Turkish Ministers, and punitive tariffs against Ankara increased. So he accelerated the decline of the national currency, the Lira. The sanctions were later lifted.
with the U.S. allied Kurds in Northern Syria fear after the withdrawal of US troops from the country, an attack of Turkey. Ankara sees Kurdish fighters of the YPG as a terrorist and extended Arm in Turkey's outlawed Kurdish workers ' party PKK. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had declared last Tuesday to wish to very soon call for action, "to neutralize these terrorist organizations on Syrian soil". In December Erdoğan had placed an Offensive against the Kurdish troops for the time being on the ice after the USA had announced their withdrawal from Syria.
On Thursday stressed the foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in an Interview with broadcaster NTV that Turkey will make a move, should delay the USA your deduction for a long time. The Turkish state news Agency Anadolu reported on Saturday that Turkey had reinforced its troops on the border with the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria. If it were battle tanks and troops.
Despite the Turkish threats showed US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo at the weekend, confident that the United States and Turkey could agree on the protection of the Kurdish troops. He had spoken with the Turkish foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, and although many Details still need to be worked out, he was optimistic that it could achieve a good output, said Pompeo on Saturday during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, according to a copy of the Ministry of foreign Affairs. How this can be done, he was not.
Pentagon: no U.S. soldiers in Syria deducted
On the concrete withdrawal plans, the United States prevails, also, in days of confusion, because government officials are contradictory to expressed. The US has about 2000 soldiers in Syria, the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS). Trump had at 19. December is known to do you want to remove. This triggered fierce criticism and led to the resignation of Secretary of defense James Mattis. On Friday it was said that the US had begun with the withdrawal of troops. In the night to Saturday, the Pentagon made it clear the speaker but that so far no soldiers had been withdrawn from Syria. First of all, only a series of "logistical measures had been" implemented, he said.
Trump said on Sunday that the U.S. military will take harsh measures against the remaining fighters. The terrorist militia should form up again, would attack the United States from a nearby military base.