Erdogan threw Trump’s ‘don’t be a fool’ letter in the trash – reports
The treatment of the missive, which sparked quite an uproar both in the US and Turkey, was reported by what the BBC described as “Turkish presidential sources.”
“President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin,” sources were cited as saying.Also on rt.com ‘Don’t be a fool!’ Trump threatens to destroy Turkey’s economy over Syria invasion in letter to Erdogan
In his letter, dated October 9, Trump threatened Erdogan with economic sanctions should he commit to “slaughtering thousands of civilians” in the Kurdish-majority region of northern Syria and calls on him to strike a deal with the Kurds.
History “will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” the letter read.
Erdogan launched the cross-border military operation, which he says targets Kurdish terrorist forces, on the same day he received the letter and has since repeatedly defied pressure from Trump and other Western leaders.
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