WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump once again warned Turkey Tuesday of economic consequences if it uses “unforced or unnecessary fighting” in northern Syria.
Trump said in a tweet “our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good.” He added Turkey “fully understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency.” Furthermore, he noted “So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the United States, in fact they make the structural steel frame for our F-35 Fighter Jet.” He continued, “they have also been good to deal with, helping me to save many lives at Idlib Province, and returning, in very good health, at my request, Pastor Brunson, who had many years of a long prison term remaining.” “Also remember, and importantly, that Turkey is an important member in good standing of NATO,” he stressed.
Trump also announced, “he is coming to the US as my guest on November 13th,” in what appears to be Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the White House.
This comes as Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said today that his country is not a country that would act according to threats and that his country “sets its own way when it comes to Turkey’s national security.”
Source: Kuwait News Agency