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World Erdogan says he returned Trump’s threatening letter on Syria invasion

05:15  14 november  2019
05:15  14 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

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“This letter was re-presented to Mr. President this afternoon,” Erdogan said in a joint news conference alongside Trump at the White House. His remarks on Wednesday were a similar show of irritation regarding Trump ’ s unusually colloquial letter from October in which he told Erdogan not to be a

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey dismissed questions on Wednesday about why he ignored President Donald Trump’s written demands to to call off his invasion of northern Syria, saying he returned the letter to Trump.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan wearing a suit and tie: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday.© Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday.

“This letter was re-presented to Mr. President this afternoon,” Erdogan said in a joint news conference alongside Trump at the White House.

Erdogan did not directly answer a reporter’s question about why he ignored Trump’s request and proceeded with the invasion into an area controlled by the Kurds, instead describing terrorists in the Middle East who have killed Turkish citizens.

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Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “don’t be a fool” and said history risked branding him a “devil” in an extraordinary letter sent Days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region, Trump told the Turkish president he would

“And, we gave back the letter that we have received,” he added.

His remarks on Wednesday were a similar show of irritation regarding Trump’s unusually colloquial letter from October in which he told Erdogan not to be a “fool” or a “tough guy.” Last month, Erdogan condemned the letter as undiplomatic, saying, “We haven’t forgotten it.”

“Let’s work out a good deal!” Trump penned in the Oct. 9 letter. “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.”

It was previously reported that Erdogan threw the letter in the trash upon receiving it.

“For our relationship, there’s no point to dwell on this letter,” Erdogan told reporters in October. “This is not a priority for us, but when the time comes, we would like it to be known that we will take the necessary steps.”

The question on Wednesday came amid an otherwise friendly news conference in which Trump showed admiration for his Turkish counterpart, saying he was a “big fan” of Erdogan.

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