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Trump warns to 'obliterate' Turkey economy if it takes 'off-limits' actions

"I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I've done before!)," Trump tweeted

Reuters  |  Washington 

Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg
Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg

US President on Monday threatened to "totally destroy and obliterate" the Turkish economy if Turkey took any action he considered "off-limits" following his decision to withdraw American forces from northeastern Syria.

The withdrawal, announced by the White House late Sunday, was swiftly condemned by a bipartisan group of lawmakers over concerns that it could open the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied with Washington.

"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.

First Published: Mon, October 07 2019. 21:57 IST
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