United States of America President, Donald Trump, has threatened Turkey with economic obliteration if it does anything that he considers off-limits.
Writing on Twitter, Trump urged Turkey and other European powers to “watch” over captured Islamists fighters, (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and their families. He said:
As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off-limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!).
They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate.
It is time now for others in the region, some of the great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
In 2016, the Turkish government arrested an American pastor, Andrew Brunson, and convicted him of treason over a failed coup. The United States imposed debilitating economic sanctions on Turkey that sent the Turkish currency, the lira, plummeting in value.