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Erdogan repeats call to Turks to prop lira by selling dollars, euros

Erdogan said it was a pity the United States was choosing Andrew Brunson, a US pastor on trial in Turkey over terrorism charges - over its strategic NATO ally Ankara

Reuters  |  Istanbul 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated a call on Turks to sell dollars and euros to support the national currency, which has been in free-fall over concerns about the economy and deteriorating ties with the United States. Speaking to supporters in the northeastern Turkish town of Unye, Erdogan also said it was a pity the United States was choosing Andrew Brunson, a US pastor on trial in Turkey over terrorism charges - over its strategic NATO ally Ankara. US President Donald Trump has demanded the pastor's release, the most pressing of a number of disagreements ...

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 18:00 IST
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