Erdogan got a letter of advice from Trump — and threw it in the trash!

❝ It is hard to imagine language like it in many letters between presidents.

Donald Trump’s mixture of threats and locker-room banter infuriated Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His staff told the BBC that he threw the letter into the bin and launched the Syrian operation the same day. That could be proof there was no Trumpian green light. [or Trump uses it to cover his butt]

❝ Presidents Erdogan and Trump discussed military action last December. Diplomatic sources here in Ankara suggest that Turkey’s broader strategic objective was to detach the Kurds and the Americans.

That, at any rate, has happened.

No need to say more than that. Just a fact, Jack!

4 thoughts on “Erdogan got a letter of advice from Trump — and threw it in the trash!

  1. Matthew 26:15 says:

    Sen. Mitt Romney delivered perhaps the most thorough Republican rebuke of President Trump’s Syria withdrawal Thursday, calling Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds there “a bloodstain on the annals of American history.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/17/mitt-romney-raises-very-troubling-theory-about-trump-turkey/ “But while that line will get a lot of play, there’s something else Romney said that shouldn’t escape notice. He also elevated a theory about how Trump arrived at the decision: that he got bullied into it by Turkey and that he backed down.
    “It’s been … suggested that Turkey may have called America’s bluff, telling the president they are coming no matter what we did,” said Romney, of Utah. “If that’s so, we should know it. For it would tell us a great deal about how we should deal with Turkey, now and in the future.”
    Romney then returned to the idea that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might have given Trump an ultimatum that was met with acquiescence.
    “Are we so weak and inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey!?” Romney said. “I believe that it’s imperative that public hearings are held to answer these questions, and I hope the Senate is able to conduct those hearings next week.”

    The Washington Post is also reporting that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Trump actually admitted to that in their contentious Oval Office meeting on Wednesday. Schumer said Trump recalled Erdogan told everyone “we’re going to go in whether you want it or not.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pelosi-recalls-clash-with-trump-says-she-was-probably-telling-him-that-all-roads-lead-to-putin/2019/10/17/fdbde8d2-f0f2-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

  2. چوجق‎ says:

    Turkey’s president says his country “cannot forget” the harshly worded letter from U.S. President Donald Trump about the Turkish military offensive into Syria : Erdogan said that Turkey would “do what’s necessary” concerning the letter “when the time comes.” He did not elaborate. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/turkish-president-erdogan-says-he-cannot-forget-trumps-letter.html Erdogan said: “President Trump’s letter, which did not go hand in hand with political and diplomatic courtesy, has appeared in the media. Of course we haven’t forgotten it. It would not be right for us to forget it.”

  3. No more Mr Nice guy says:

    Turkey’s Erdogan vows to ‘crush heads’ of Kurdish fighters (BBC News) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50108417
    “Speaking at a televised event in the central Turkish province of Kayseri on Saturday, President Erdogan said that if Kurdish fighters did not withdraw by Tuesday evening – as agreed in the ceasefire – “we will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists’ heads”.
    The Turkish leader is due to hold talks next week with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. On Saturday he said that if those talks did not produce a solution, Turkey would “implement its own plans”.”

  4. Saroyan says:

    “An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took a dark turn when Erdoğan pulled out his iPad and made a small group of Republican senators and President Donald Trump watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.” https://www.axios.com/erdogan-turkey-kurds-movie-oval-office-trump-gop-senators-b9acd411-19f3-4de6-9003-0525a43114bd.html
    See also “Erdoğan showed GOP senators ‘surreal’ propaganda video during WH meeting” https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/politics/trump-gop-senators-erdogan/

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