Members of a Turkish political party hold national flags and placards reading “Trump, you can only destroy the USA!” during a protest near the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)

2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-The furor over the decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria began late Sunday night with a poorly conceived White House statement about an ominous telephone conversation between President Trump and the Turkish president.

偷偷要费观看视频在 线-The results have been rapid and remain unpredictable — and, in the view of critics, amount to the abandonment of America’s Syrian Kurdish allies to a massive Turkish military assault.

秋霞66手机版-As Turkish forces hovered on the Syrian border Tuesday, U.S. officials said the attack could come within hours. On Twitter, Trump wrote that the United States had provided arms for the Kurds and warned that any “unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency.”

超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Turkey’s vice president responded that his country would “not react to threats.”

99re久久热最新地址一-The call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started out with good news, according to U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive communication and other developments. Trump summed up several U.S. incentives that had been discussed with Ankara in recent weeks as ways of improving a tattered bilateral relationship. They included a $100 billion trade deal, a solution to a ban on Turkey’s contributions to and purchases of the U.S.-made F-35 fighter jet, and a White House visit by Erdogan.

99re久久热最新地址一-The two also discussed a U.S.-Turkey agreement, recently implemented, to jointly patrol a “safe zone” in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, cleared of the Kurdish force to which Ankara objected.





超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-To Washington, the Kurds were indispensable fighters in the war against the Islamic State.









99re久久热最新地址一-To Turkey, they were terrorists allied with Turkish Kurds seeking autonomy through violence, and the safe-zone agreement was too little, too late. Erdogan told Trump that his troops, massed on the border for months, were ready to move. It’s not clear how Trump responded to the troubling warning.

2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-The White House statement, issued about an hour before midnight Sunday, said that “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria.” U.S. forces, it said, “will not support or be involved in the operation” and would withdraw from the area.

          偷偷要费观看视频在 线-There was no mention of the Kurds.


        • Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters head to an area near the Turkish border north of Aleppo. (Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP via Getty Images)

          超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-The response was brutal. Republican leaders, awakening to news accounts focused on the withdrawal announcement, denounced Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds and kowtowing to Turkey. Pentagon officials struggled with explanations, humanitarian workers warned of civilian casualties, and Kurdish commanders said they would abandon the Syrian prisons where they were holding thousands of captured Islamic State fighters and head for the front lines against Turkey.

            偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Trump defended the withdrawal with a dawn tweetstorm, saying that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars.”

            2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-National security aides — most of whom had not seen the call announcement the night before — quickly mobilized to repair the damage, and the presidential tone changed.

            秋霞66手机版-At 10:38 a.m. on Monday, a new Trump tweet warned that if Turkey did anything Trump didn’t like, “I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey.”

            偷偷要费观看视频在 线-On Tuesday morning, the president switched to tweeted carrots and back to sticks again in the space of 30 minutes, first reminding Turkey of the incentives package addressing a long list of accumulated Turkish grievances.

















            2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-U.S. sanctions and tariffs have affected Turkey over a range of issues, including its dealings with Iran and Venezuela. Erdogan has economic and political problems, some of which he blames on Washington.

            99re久久热最新地址一-NATO member Turkey’s resentment over what it considered insufficient U.S. and European concern about the threat it faced from the civil war in neighboring Syria led it to purchase Russia’s S-400 air defense system, a violation of both U.S. law and alliance protocols. In response, the administration expelled Turkey from the F-35 program — a consortium of nations in which Turkey’s defense and steel industry profited by providing aircraft parts. The United States also canceled Turkey’s purchase of more than 100 of the planes.





            2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-Trump hinted broadly Tuesday that the problems could be rectified. “So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the United States,” he tweeted, “in fact they make the structural steel frame for our F-35 Fighter jet. . . . Also remember, and importantly, that Turkey is an important member in good standing of NATO. [Erdogan] is coming to the U.S. as my guest on November 13th.”

              偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Covering a broad swath of ground and many audiences, Trump made his first mention of the Kurds in another tweet moments later. “In no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters,” he wrote. “Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good.”

              超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Within seconds, however, he reverted to warning about devastation to the Turkish economy.











              偷偷要费观看视频在 线-The piecemeal announcements appear to have added to the widespread criticism that administration policy on Turkey, as on many foreign fronts, is in disarray.





              偷偷要费观看视频在 线-“The president is doing a good job, in his own way,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with the twists and turns on Turkey this week. He had done, in the call, everything that was expected of him, the official said — discussing the incentives and expressing concern about any invasion.

              秋霞66手机版-“Everything you’re seeing that we’re doing in kind of a Wild West way with his tweets is more or less what he put on the table in a rational manner on the Sunday” call, the official said.

              2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-“We’re trying to do two things,” the official said. “We want to move forward” with a major package of incentives to repair the U.S.-Turkey relationship. “But we cannot have a disaster in northeast Syria.”

                  秋霞66手机版-Meanwhile, Turkey’s Defense Ministry wrote Tuesday on Twitter that its preparations for the operation were complete.