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'Will devastate Turkey if they hit Kurds,' warns Trump after US exits Syria

Donald Trump warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

Donald Trump

warned on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the not to "provoke"

"Will devastate economically if they hit Kurds," Trump tweeted, while pushing for the creation of a 30-kilometre safe zone.

"Likewise, do not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey. Russia, and Syria have been the biggest beneficiaries of the long term US policy of destroying in Syria - natural enemies. We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops back home.

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 05:00 IST
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