Lebanese businesspeople come to support of Turkish lira
BEIRUT - Anadolu Agency
Hani Hariri of Lebanon’s Rawwad Izci Association told Anadolu Agency that his association had decided to launch a campaign in support of Turkey’s national currency, which, he said, was “under attack”.
Ahmad al-Taish, a Lebanese businessman who recently converted thousands of dollars into Turkish Lira, told Anadolu Agency: “We are obliged to support Turkey, which has become a symbol of development and civilization in the Muslim world.”
Merchants in Lebanese capital Beirut, meanwhile, have launched a similar solidarity campaign, offering discounts to customers who make purchases in Turkish lira.
Turkey-U.S. are currently experiencing rocky relations since Washington imposed sanctions on Turkey’s interior and justice ministers last week after Ankara refused to release an American pastor who faces terrorism-related charges in Turkey.
Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Turkey.