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World 'Don't be a tough guy': Trump's extraordinary letter to Erdogan

00:50  17 october  2019
00:50  17 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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President Donald Trump sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last week urging him to make a deal with the Kurds, saying: “ Don ’ t be a tough guy ” and “ Don ’ t be a fool!” The letter is dated October 9, which means it was written just three days after Trump ordered the withdrawal of US

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President Donald Trump wrote Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an extraordinary letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria, a White House official confirmed to NBC News.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Image: NATO Summit © Bernd von Jutrczenka Image: NATO Summit

"Dear Mr. President," the Oct. 9 letter began, "Let's work out a good deal! 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."

He then referenced economic sanctions his administration used on the country to push for the release of an American pastor who'd been locked up in Turkey, calling it "a little sample" of what could be in store.

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White House also released extraordinary letter Trump sent to Turkish president Erdogan asking him not to invade Syria and saying: ' Don ' t be a tough guy !' The White House said the Democrats 'stormed out of the meeting' to 'whine' while President Trump was 'measured, factual and decisive'.

US President Donald Trump urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to make a deal with the Syrian Kurds in a letter , warning history will condemn him as “the devil” and the US will destroy Turkey’ s economy if he refuses. Don ’ t be a tough guy .

"I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don't let the world down. You can make a great deal," Trump wrote, asserting that the commander of the Kurdish forces is "willing to negotiate with you."

"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. Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!"

"I will call you later," the letter concludes. It's signed, "Sincerely, Donald Trump."

The letter was first reported by Fox Business Network, and the official confirmed its contents.

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President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling on him to “work out a good deal!” and warning him not to be a “ tough guy ” or “fool.” Trump told Erdogan in the letter : “You don ’ t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don ’ t want to

A transcript of a letter that was sent from US President Donald Trump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been circulating all over Twitter Wednesday, and users According to the letter , which was widely shared by reporters on Twitter, Trump warned Erdogan not to be a “ tough guy .”

It was penned the same day that the Turkish military began attacking Kurdish forces that had been allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS terrorists. That assault was launched after Trump told Erdogan he'd pull American forces who'd been protecting the Kurds out of the area, a decision that was immediately met with bipartisan condemnation.

Trump insisted to reporters at a joint press conference with Italy's president on Wednesday that he had not given Turkey a "green light" to attack, but a statement issued by the White House on Oct. 6 — three days before Trump wrote the Turkish leader — made clear the U.S. was getting out of the way.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria," the White House statement said. "The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial 'Caliphate,' will no longer be in the immediate area."

Clinton mocks Trump's Turkey letter with Jimmy Kimmel joke -- but move quickly appears to backfire .
Hillary Clinton -- an increasingly visible critic of both the White House and the 2020 Democratic presidential field -- on Sunday posted a flowery faux letter from John F. Kennedy to Nikita Khrushchev to mock President Trump's recent, casually-worded missive to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.What's more, users quickly noted that Clinton's team had lifted the letter, without attribution, from a segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that aired this past Wednesday night.

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