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‘Don’t be a fool!’ Trump threatens to destroy Turkey’s economy over Syria invasion in letter to Erdogan

“别干傻事” 特朗普在致土耳其总统埃尔多安的信中,扬言因土耳其入侵叙利亚,他将摧毁土耳其经济

US President Donald Trump urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to make a deal with the Syrian Kurds in a letter, warning history will condemn him as “the devil” and the US will destroy Turkey’s economy if he refuses.

美国总统唐纳德·特朗普在信中敦促土耳其总统雷杰普·塔伊普·埃尔多安,尽快与叙利亚库尔德人达成协议,并警告称如果他拒绝这么做,那历史将把其认定为“魔鬼”,美国将摧毁耳其的经济。



“You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy - and I will,” Trump threatened in the letter, dated October 9.

特朗普在10月9日的信中威胁说:“如果你不想对屠杀成千上万的人负责,那我也不想对破坏土耳其的经济负责。”

The US president implores Erdogan to “make a great deal” with the Syrian Democratic Forces, noting Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi is “willing to make concessions that they never would have made in the past.”

美国总统恳请埃尔多安与叙利亚民主武装“进行重要协商”,并指出库尔德将军马兹卢姆·科巴尼·阿卜迪“愿意做出让步,而他们过去从未这样做”。



While the Kurds - those fighting for the SDF, at least - are considered US allies, Trump has called the Kurdish separatist militia PKK “more of a terrorist threat in many ways, than ISIS,” echoing Ankara’s assessment. Referring to the matter as “a semi-complicated problem,” he acknowledged “paying a lot of money to the Kurds” and said he warned a Kurdish general not to “let ISIS out to create havoc” - but seemed to want to wash his hands of the whole thing, leaving Turkey to work out who were terrorists and who were not.

虽然库尔德人(为自卫队而战的人)被视为美国盟友,但特朗普称库尔德分离主义民兵库尔德工人党“在许多方面甚至比伊斯兰国更像是恐怖主义威胁”,这也呼应土耳其的主张。他称此事为“一个复杂的问题”,他承认“向库尔德人提供付了很多钱”,并说警告库尔德将军不要“让ISIS造成破坏” -但似乎看起来像是想从中抽身,让土耳其去找出谁是恐怖分子,谁不是恐怖分子。