Donald Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ Turkey’s Economy Amid Fall-Out From Syria Withdrawal

The US president highlights his "great and unmatched wisdom" after decision to withdraw troops from Syria amid fears for the Kurds.

Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate” the Turkish economy if the country took any action he considered “off-limits” following his decision to withdraw American forces from northeastern Syria.

Trump’s threat on Monday followed the White House announcing on Sunday that Turkey will invade Northern Syria in a campaign against the self-declared Islamic State.

The withdrawal was swiftly condemned by US politicians over concerns that it could open the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied with Washington.

The Kurds are considered to be a terrorist organisation by the Turkish government. Withdrawing US troops, therefore, places them at even greater risk, the Kurds’ Syrian Democratic Forces warned in a statement that accused the US of abandoning its responsibilities “in the war on terror.”

“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.

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