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Sat Aug 18, 2018, 05:57 PM

Turkey president says US has launched 'attempted economic coup' as currency reels

Source: independent

Turkey's president has accused America of launching an “attempted economic coup” as the country’s currency continues to reel following US economic sanctions. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told thousands of supporters in Ankara: “Today some people are trying to threaten us through the economy, through interest rates, foreign exchange, investment and inflation.

“We are telling them: we’ve seen your games, and we are challenging you.”

And, in a clear swipe at US president Donald Trump he added: "We did not and will not surrender to those who act like a strategic partner but make us a strategic target.”

Turkey has seen its economy thrown into turmoil this week after Washington imposed sanctions – including doubling tariffs on aluminium and steel – in retaliation for Mr Erdogan’s refusal to release an arrested American pastor.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-president-recep-erdogan-us-economic-currency-a8497391.html

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BigmanPigman Aug 2018 #1

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Sat Aug 18, 2018, 08:39 PM

1. Turkey's economy is one of several major countries who grew

enormously during the past 10 years. These countries have helped the overall globe become stronger financially. Their economies are very fragile and could collapse. Ali Velshi (MSNBC) reported on this yesterday. The other countries in this group are Brazil, India and S Korea.

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