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Trump: ‘Great potential’ for expanded US, Turkey economic development

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President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he saw “great potential to substantially expand” economic development between the United States and Turkey, after threatening on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if they attack Washington’s Kurdish allies in Syria.

Trump, who spoke on Monday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, also said they discussed “our last two weeks of success in fighting the remnants of ISIS, and 20 mile safe zone” in Syria.

Earlier on Monday, President Erdogan’s spokesman said that Turkey expected the United States to honor their strategic partnership after US President Donald Trump warned it would "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria.