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Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey

ISTANBUL, Aug 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United
States as a “political plot” and said his country would instead seek new
markets and new allies.

“The aim of the operation is to make Turkey surrender in all areas from
finance to politics. We are once again facing a political, underhand plot.
With God’s permission we will overcome this,” Erdogan told his party members
in the Black Sea city of Trabzon.

Erdogan said if the United States sacrificed its relations with Turkey, his
country would answer by seeking “new markets, new partnerships and new
allies.”

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