Erdogan accuses US of using pastor with ‘dark links’ to terrorists to justify sanctions

first_imgErdogan, addressing the country’s parliament, also hoped to improve ties with the US as soon as possible and said Trump’s administration would soon fix the “wrong approach” it had adopted towards Turkey.He said the US had taken the wrong path by threatening and using blackmail instead of dialogue.In another jibe, the executive president said the US had lost all credibility by engaging in trade wars with the world.The Turkish lira has lost nearly 40 per cent of its value against the dollar this year.Read more: Erdogan warns his patience with Turkey’s central bank ‘has limits President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US of using a pastor with “dark links” to terrorists groups to justify imposing sanctions on Turkey. Erdogan accuses US of using pastor with ‘dark links’ to terrorists to justify sanctions whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, detained in Turkey on terrorism charges, has long been at the centre of the diplomatic spat between the two countries.Read more: Turkish courts will decide the fate of American pastor at centre of US spaBrunson’s detention and subsequent house arrest has incensed US President Donald Trump, who doubled tariffs on aluminium and steel imported from Turkey after talks to instigate the pastor’s release broke down.Turkey hit back with duties on US cars, alcohol and tobacco.The pastor is due to face trial later this month and could be jailed for up to 35 years if found guilty, while the US has demanded his immediate release. Callum Keown Monday 1 October 2018 3:41 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFacts Share whatsapp The troubled currency did finally gain some of that ground back last month when Turkey’s central bank defied Erdogan and increased interest rates from 17.75 per cent to 24 per cent.Erdogan told politicians that fluctuations in the lira did not reflect the economic reality and that the country would overcome “attacks on the economy”.The lira improved to 5.95 against the dollar after his speech – its strongest valuation in more than six weeks.last_img

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