Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had a basic reaction to President Trump's Oct. 9 letter cautioning him against making a move along the Syrian fringe: He tossed it in the receptacle.
Sources near Erdogan affirmed to the BBC Thursday that the Turkish strongman altogether dismissed the letter where Trump threatened to [destroy] the Turkish economy in the event that he made military move in Syria following his declaration a few days sooner to pull back all U.S. troops from the upper east of Syria.
Erdogan apparently took the letter cautioning against being a trick and hurled it in the receptacle, the sources said.
The letter, first got by Fox Business Network, came that day Erdogan propelled a Turkish military hostile into Syria, asserting it needed to kill dread dangers and build up a sheltered zone.
Turkish powers last Wednesday completed airstrikes and later reported ground troops had attacked northeastern Syria.
Almost all U.S. troops there have been expelled and will be redeployed in the locale in the coming weeks, something pundits said was the green light for Erdogan to act.
?You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy - and I will, the letter proceeded.
History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen,? Trump cautioned.
Trump has guarded his activities in Syria and said Wednesday that the letter was not the slightest bit a green light for Erdogan to assault the Kurds, U.S. partners in ongoing endeavors to handle the Islamic State.