In a response to US President Donald Trump's threat to decimate Turkish economy, Vice President Fuat Oktay on Tuesday said that Ankara will not yield to threats over its plans to stage a military operation in Syria.
"Our message to the international community is clear: Turkey is not a country that will be moved by threats. As far as Turkey's security is concerned, we determine our path all by ourselves," Oktay told reporters, as quoted by Sputnik.
"Turkey's position will remain unchanged when it comes to the safety of our borders and the future of Syrian brothers, as well as Syria's territorial integrity and political unity," Oktay added.
Donald Trump on Monday warned turkey of economic decimation if any planned military operation were to be undertaken in the northeastern region of the war-torn country, putting US troops or allies in Syria in harm's way.
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