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Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

AP  |  Istanbul 

Turkey's is blaming the country's economic downturn on the and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country.

Speaking today in the northeastern province of Rize, said dollars, euros and gold were "the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against our country." Erdogan promised supporters that was taking necessary precautions to protect its economy "but the most important thing is breaking the hands firing these weapons."

was hit by a financial shockwave this week as its currency nosedived over concerns about the government's economic policies and a trade dispute with the

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 23:40 IST