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Turkey has responded furiously to a threat from US President Donald Trump to devastate its Nato ally’s economy if they attacked Kurdish partners in Syria, Telegraph reported.

Mr Trump tweeted late on Sunday that the US will “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds."

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, sharply rebuked Mr Trump, saying that strategic partners do not speak to each other through social media and stressing that Turkey is "not afraid of any threat. You cannot achieve anything with economic threats."

"We would do whatever is necessary to eliminate threat to our security," said Mr Cavusoglu, adding that Ankara saw the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorists who needed to be defeated.

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