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Trump threatens Turkey with economic destruction

After violent threats from the US President, Donald Trump has announced the Turkey, but in the fight against the Syrian Kurdish militia YPG to continue. Trump had threatened on Sunday in the short message service Twitter, the US would destroy "the Turkey economically, when they attacked the Kurds".

The Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Turkey could "not be intimidated". He was open to trump's call for a "safety zone".

dealing with the Kurdish people's defense units (YPG) ensures years of fierce dispute between the USA and Turkey. Ankara sees the Syrian Kurdish militia as a threat, since it is closely associated with the Kurdistan workers ' party (PKK), which fought for decades against the Turkish state. The USA support the YPG with weapons and air strikes in the fight against the terror militia IS in Syria.

The Turkey has been several times militarily against the YPG in Northern Syria, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening since mid-December with a new Offensive. Shortly before Christmas, Trump then announced surprisingly, all U.S. troops from Syria to be deducted, because the IS-is defeated militia.

Defends itself against the threats of Trumps: the Turkish foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu. Photo: Keystone

in the Meantime, he has tempered this. His security adviser John Bolton has recently undergone a US withdrawal from Syria of guarantees of Turkey for the security of the Kurdish militia.

Turkey does not want to be impress

Trump Turkey on Sunday with "economic destruction threatened, in turn," should you attack the Kurds. He also called for the establishment of a 30 kilometre-wide "security zone". For more information on their location, he didn't. The Kurds, he "exhorted, to provoke Ankara".

The Turkish President, consultant Fahrettin Altun wrote on Twitter that Turkey will lead the "fight against terrorism with determination." The Turkey was not "the enemy of the Kurds," and alone the "terrorists" would be targeted.

The presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote to Trump addressed, "the terrorists can not be your partners and allies". There is "no difference" between IS and YPG.

Cavusoglu said that his country could "not be intimidated" by "economic threats". At the same time, he showed himself open to claims of Trumps after the establishment of a "security zone" in Syria.

The Turkey was "not against" a safety zone, said Cavusoglu at a press conference with his Luxembourg colleague Jean Asselborn. This warned to seek the direct exchange, to communicate instead of Twitter.

outrage over U.S. warning

The Turkish government had shown, last week, outraged by warnings from US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in front of a "massacre" of Turkey to the Kurds. Ankara argues that the PKK and YPG are not to be equated with "the Kurds" and that the Kurds would reject the organizations. In the face of trump's threat of new sanctions against Turkey, the Turkish Lira fell on Monday morning by 1.3 percent against the Dollar. Around noon, the Lira was being traded at 5.51 in the Dollar.

The Lira had crashed last August, after Washington had imposed in the dispute over the detention of a US Pastor in Turkey of sanctions against the two Ministers and punitive tariffs on certain export goods. (hvw/sda)

Created: 14.01.2019, 13:01 p.m.

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