Turkey's economy strong enough, President Erdoğan says
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkey's economic infrastructure was strong enough to rid itself of the current turmoil, which has been recently targeted by speculators amid a raft of newly imposed U.S. sanctions.
Speaking at an awards ceremony held by the Radio Television Journalists Association late Aug. 29, Erdoğan said: "They want to put pressure on us by using the economy."
Political tensions between Ankara and Washington had sparked worries in markets this month, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to use economic pressure over an American pastor who faces terrorism-related charges in Turkey.
"It is impossible for us to step back with such threats," Erdoğan said.