Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threw US President Donald Trump’s letter “within the bin”, reported BBC News.
The US president warned his Turkish counterpart in a letter dated October 9, to work out “ deal” and keep away from being branded as a “satan”.
The letter was “totally rejected” by Erdogan, reported Turkish presidential sources.
“President Erdogan obtained the letter, totally rejected it and put it within the bin,” they mentioned.
President Erdogan launched the Syrian operation on the identical day.
“Let’s work out deal,” Trump had urged within the letter.
“You don’t wish to be chargeable for slaughtering 1000’s of individuals, and I don’t wish to be chargeable for destroying the Turkish financial system – and I’ll.”
“Historical past will look upon you favorably in case you get this executed the appropriate and humane approach,” Trump mentioned. “It will look upon you ceaselessly because the satan if good issues don’t occur.”
The US chief informed Erdogan a “nice deal” was attainable if he negotiated with the pinnacle of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ Mazloum Abdi, whom Turkey has labelled a “terrorist” for his ties to the Kurdish PKK militants in Turkey.
“Don’t be a tricky man. Don’t be a idiot,” he completed, including: “I’ll name you later.”