WASHINGTON | Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds
WASHINGTON — January 13, 2019— President Donald Trump says if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will “devastate Turkey economically.”
Turkey has threated to attack the United States’ Kurdish allies fighting Islamic State militants. Ankara views them as terrorists with ties to insurgents within Turkey.
In a tweet on Sunday, Trump also warned the Kurdish forces not to “provoke Turkey.”
The president said the U.S.