16 December 2019,   17:27
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Erdogan "threw Trump`s Syria letter in bin"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump"s letter "in the bin", the BBC has been told.

In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don"t be a tough guy. Don"t be a fool!"
Turkish presidential sources told BBC Turkish that the letter was "thoroughly rejected" by Mr Erdogan.
On the day the letter was received, Turkey launched a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces.

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