Trump is­sues Tur­key a warn­ing

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - WORLD / NATION / POLITICS -

WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump warned Sun­day that if Tur­key at­tacks U.S.backed Kur­dish forces in Syria, the United States will “dev­as­tate Tur­key eco­nom­i­cally.”

Trump’s de­ci­sion to pull Amer­i­can troops out of Syria has left the United States’ Kur­dish al­lies vul­ner­a­ble to an at­tack from Tur­key. Ankara views the Kur­dish forces as ter­ror­ists aligned with in­sur­gents in­side Tur­key.

In a tweet, Trump also warned the Kur­dish forces not to “pro­voke Tur­key.”

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