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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:29 AM

Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

Source: BBC

In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!"

Turkish presidential sources told BBC Turkish that the letter was "thoroughly rejected" by Mr Erdogan.

On the day the letter was received, Turkey launched a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces.

<snip material about letter>

In response, Turkish presidential sources said: "President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin."



Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50080737

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:35 AM

1. Erdogan and his trump must have been amazed and appalled out the 5th grade level

Writing.

And the Russians are even laughing at him for that
"Kremlin spokesman Peskov: “You don’t often encounter such language in correspondence between heads of state. It’s a highly unusual letter,” https://reut.rs/31lEfyg

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:38 AM

2. Shame, I'm sure a tRumpster would have gave up a six pack of beer bidding for it on ebay nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:56 AM

14. A T-rumpster would fish it out of the dumpster!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:43 AM

3. Trump has all the best words and he knows better than the generals. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:18 AM

4. The U.S. has lost all credibility. This is appalling.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:21 AM

5. Paper Recycling nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:23 AM

6. Deservedly

n/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:24 AM

7. "sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria"

US troops are still in Syria. The BBC has been getting sloppier with its reporting, or maybe its editing. It probably meant "sent after US troops were ordered to retreat to new positions in Syria."

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:24 AM

8. Good point

Usually the Beeb is more meticulous than this.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:46 AM

9. The letter was like a red flag to a bull.

Even a jackass would have known what the reception would be.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:15 AM

10. Well, this is one jackass

who apparently thought he could talk Erdogan down with his simplistic language. Talked about making a great "deal" twice like he was still buying and selling real estate or chastising a contestant on The Apprentice. I think Trump finally is beginning to realize there are consequences to his actions, consequences that can't be undone.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:38 AM

12. He's always been I win, you lose. That's the gist of the crudely dictated letter, proving he...

...absolutely has no filter nor anyone to bounce his ideas off of. Where's the family I wonder? Not even his teenage dream daughter? Notice how the entire family has been absent during the last few weeks as he digs himself a deeper hole over Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and all the State Department employee testimony. Dumb as they may be, they still smell blood in the water and are staying away.

Btw, a great letter that WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY along with that great pic of a stoic Nancy Pelosi standing up the Trump!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:55 AM

13. You're right

Whenever things start getting nasty, family members disappear. They only want to be around Trump when it serves their needs. No one really likes him, they just use him.

Love the photo of Nancy Pelosi!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:19 AM

11. Keep an eye on trump's back after his next bombast. Look for footprints.

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