In a letter which is devoid of all the diplomatic politeness, the US President Donald Trump has asked Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to ‘work out a deal’ with Syria. The letter released by the White House on Wednesday was received on social media platforms with a shock as the language of the letter was not only impolite, it was also threatening.
As per a report by The Guardian, the letter was first ‘obtained’ by a Fox News business reporter.
The US President mentions in the letter that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, General Mazloum Kobani Abdi ‘is willing to negotiate with you and he is willing to make some concessions’. According to The Telegraph, Trump had the letter released in support of his view that he did not give Turkey a green light to invade Syria. Many lawmakers have been bitterly criticised his decision to remove American forces from the conflict zone.
In a very straight and dry tone, the letter goes on to almost threaten the Turkish president. “I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don't let the world down”, the letter says.
The US President then goes on to tell Erdogan that ‘World will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen, Don’t be a tough guy, Don’t be a fool.’
As per The Guardian, US President reportedly handed out the copies of the letter after a heated spat with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. However, people initially thought the letter was not genuine:
The Guardian quoted Democratic congressman Mike Quigley as saying “I actually thought it was a prank, a joke, that it couldn’t possibly come from the Oval Office.”