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18:25  17 october  2019
18:25  17 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The Kremlin on Thursday questioned the tone of a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan , which it called highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state. The White House on Wednesday released the Oct. 9 letter , in which Trump urged

President Donald Trump wrote Turkish President Recep 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.

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MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday questioned the tone of a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, saying it was highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state.

The White House on Wednesday released the Oct. 9 letter, in which Trump urged Erdogan to halt Turkey's cross-border offensive into northeast Syria, saying "Don't be a tough guy" and "Don't be a fool!"

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Topline: President Donald Trump wrote an unusual letter to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week that warned him, “Don't be News peg: Trump ’s unilateral move to pull troops from northern Syria, three days before the letter was sent, has already resulted in a geopolitical shakeup in

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"Let's work out a good deal!" the letter said.

"You don't often encounter such language in correspondence between heads of state. It's a highly unusual letter," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

a screenshot of a cell phone© Provided by ABC News Inc. Moscow's ties with Washington are at post-Cold War lows, but the Kremlin is usually careful not to call into question actions by Trump whom Russian politicians often cast as a positive force in ties who is held back by an anti-Russian U.S. establishment.

The letter was released as Trump battled to control political fallout after his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, clearing the way for Turkey's operation against Washington's Kurdish allies. (Reporting by Tom Balmforth and Andrew Osborn; editing by Mark Heinrich)

Turkey, Russia agree on Syrian Kurdish YPG withdrawal, joint patrols -Erdogan .
Turkey and Russia have agreed that the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria will withdraw to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border and will also leave the towns of Tel Rifaat and Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. © Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their joint news conference following Russian-Turkish talks in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019.

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