Trump says after call with Erdogan, US-Turkey Economic ties have ‘Great Potential’ to grow

Washington, Jan 15 (Sputnik) US President Donald Trump said after a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the economic cooperation between the two countries has good chances to considerably increase.

On Sunday, Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically,” if Ankara does not ensure the safety of Kurdish forces in Syria.
“Spoke [with] President Erdogan of Turkey to advise where we stand on all matters including our last two weeks of success in fighting the remnants of ISIS (banned in Russia), and 20 mile safe zone. Also spoke about economic development between the US & Turkey – great potential to substantially expand!” Trump said in a Twitter message on Monday.

In early December, Erdogan announced that Ankara was ready to launch a military operation against Kurdish fighters on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River as well as in Syria’s Manbij, located near the Turkish border, if the United States did not remove the militia from there.

After a phone conversation with Trump on December 14, Erdogan said that the start of the operation would be postponed. Trump announced after that phone call US troops would be withdrawn from Syria.