Turkish lira slumps after US sanctions over imprisoned pastor

The lira slumped to a record low against the dollar after the US Wednesday sanctioned two senior Turkish government officials over the continued detention of an American pastor. The sanctions target Turkey’s Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul and Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, both of whom “played leading roles in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson,” the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

DEBKA file: US sanctions against a fellow NATO member are unprecedented. On Thursday, Turkey’s four leading parties released a joint statement: “We say no to the US threats in common solidarity and determination of our nation.” The currency’s fall past 5 rials per US dollar will weigh heavily on Turkish industry which carries a $300 billion debt.

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15 thoughts on “Turkish lira slumps after US sanctions over imprisoned pastor

  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:34 at 9:34
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    Turkey can become a great and good nation again if they hang Erdogan who looks, speaks, and acts exactly like Adolph Hitler may G-d erase both of their names. Turkey should also apologize for the Armenian and Kurdish genocides and their support of Nazi Iran. Under the leadership of Erdogan and his fascist dictatorship it makes total sense to sanction them!

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    • Aug 2, 2018 @ 12:28 at 12:28
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      Turkey should and will never apologize for Armenians and Kurds since Turkey’s struggle is with PKK which is world wide considered as a terorist org. That’s clear. The Armenian thing is complicated becase during the world wad both Turks and Armenians were killed but never in the form of a systemaic killing. The deportation of the Armenians was a result of their actions.

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      • Aug 2, 2018 @ 13:47 at 13:47
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        If Turkey deports people, then Europe should deport Turks because of their actions and Erdogan support of Fascist iran.

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      • Aug 2, 2018 @ 15:44 at 15:44
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        Blame the genocide on the victims, typical islamic terrorist mentality.

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      • Aug 2, 2018 @ 18:02 at 18:02
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        hammurabi muslim nazi criminal. Armenian were killed in 1915 in Istambul without reason. go to hell.

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      • Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:24 at 1:24
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        Get lost apologist. What your ‘leader’ is doing is WRONG. If you dont like Christians in your country – just kicked them out – its the muslim thing to do anyway – you people are intolerant. This Christian pastor should be just expelled. Anyway if commonsense doesnt show up soon, your country will suffer. Good. Such a shame for a once great nation, now just another muslim hegemony heading definitely downwards. Enjoy your ‘islam’.

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  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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    The Pastor is probably a CIA operative,
    Why would Washington give a shit about a pastor when they have removed Jesus from all schools and other institutions in the US ??

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  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:57 at 9:57
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    The US has been the world’s Dictator via the deep state for the last 200 years!! Erdogan is a very late comer in the world of Dictatorship.

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    • Aug 2, 2018 @ 16:58 at 16:58
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      indeed, which of the fake flag stamp and banknote national entities does not dictate?

      … and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:36-39)

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  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 10:46 at 10:46
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    Trump has Cooked Erdowan’s Turkey….

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  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 16:32 at 16:32
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    good and it is only the bigining!!!!!!!!

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  • Aug 2, 2018 @ 21:01 at 21:01
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    @ Hammurabi

    🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶
    i’m sorry to bother you,
    bother you,
    bother you!
    but this is a turkish day;
    and I can’t help wondering,
    wondering.
    wondering:
    could this be why
    it’s so grey?

    🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶

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  • Aug 3, 2018 @ 2:12 at 2:12
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    Anonymous – This is a good comment. This guy is a tyrant. He will destroy that country without a doubt.

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  • Aug 4, 2018 @ 1:49 at 1:49
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    The crescent of evil will fall

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