Turkey, Syria

Turkey, Syria

Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat

Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat

8.10.2019

Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat

Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back ...

But US President Donald Trump warned he would"obliterate" the NATO ally's economy if it took action in Syria that he considered"off limits" following his decision on Sunday to pull 50 American special forces troops from the border region.

The US withdrawal will leave its Kurdish-led partner forces in Syria vulnerable to an incursion by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which brands them terrorists because of their links to Kurdish militants who have waged a long insurgency inside Turkey.

Trump's warning on Turkey's economy appeared aimed at placating critics who accused him of abandoning the Syrian Kurds by pulling out US forces. The decision drew criticism from Democrats and a rebuke from some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I've done before!)" Trump tweeted.

READ: IS threat to spread if Turkey invades northern Syria

The Trump administration official, briefing reporters on a conference call, said 50 U.S. troops in the region that Turkey has targeted would be redeployed elsewhere in Syria"where they aren't in the crossfire." The United States has about 1,000 troops in Syria.

Read more: CNA

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