On Sunday evening, threatened US President Donald Trump Turkey with “economic destruction” – not 24 hours later, he wants to expand economic cooperation with Ankara. On Monday evening tweeted Trump after a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, you have also spoken about the economic development of both countries “have great potential for significant Expansion!”

the day before, he had the Turkey in the event of an attack on Kurds in Syria with “economic destruction” threatened and sharp criticism in Ankara is triggered. Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed on Monday that his country will not bow to threats.

dealing with the Kurdish militia YPG ensures years of dispute between the USA and Turkey. Ankara considers the YPG as an offshoot of the guerrilla organization PKK, which is classified by the EU as of the United States as a terrorist organization. The USA, however, support the YPG with weapons and air strikes in the fight against the terrorist militia “Islamic state” (IS) in Syria.

Trump had announced before Christmas, surprisingly, he would pull the U.S. troops out of Syria. This had caused considerable concern about the fate of the Kurds in Trumps own government and his Republicans.

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disturbed In the phone call on Monday stressed Trump, according to the White house, the United States is not”, it is important that Turkey treated the Kurds, and the YPG-controlled Syrian Democratic forces (SDF)”. In the statement from Erdogan’s office to the telephone call, the speech was not from this part of the conversation. Trump tweeted, you’ve also talked about a safety zone of 32 kilometres. He stated again what he meant by that exactly.


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