Turkey urges US to honor partnership after Trump tweet on economic devastation
US President Donald Trump (right) spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan days before the US leader's surprise announcement of a pullout of 2,000 troops from Syria. (AFP/File / ADEM ALTAN, SAUL LOEB)

President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honor their strategic partnership after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that it “Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds”.

“Mr @realDonaldTrump It is a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK, which is on the US terrorist list, and its Syria branch PYD/YPG,” spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote on Twitter in response to Trump’s tweet.

Reporting by Daren Butler