Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy

An armed vehicle parked near a portrait of al Assad in central Homs province this month

An armed vehicle parked near a portrait of al Assad in central Homs province this month

The Trump administration has turned Brunson's detention into a rallying call among Christian conservatives, particularly Evangelicals, and the president has feuded with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly over the American pastor.

Despite such risks, the German economy remains buoyant, supported by state spending, private consumption, low interest rates, a robust labor market and rising real wages, the ministry said in the report.

A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy. We are telling them: "we've seen your games, and we are challenging you", the Turkish leader told thousands of his supporters during the sixth Congress of the ruling AK Party (AKP) in the capital Ankara on Saturday.

Turkey on Wednesday doubled tariffs on several US goods, including alcohol and tobacco products and cars, after Trump increased USA tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. In retaliation, Turkey fired back with tariffs on USA cars, alcohol, cosmetics.

The lira has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year with investors fearful of Mr Erdogan's influence over monetary policy.

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On Tuesday, Erdogan announced a boycott on USA electronic products in Turkey.

Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the US.

The US pastor, who has already spent almost two years behind bars in Turkey, has denied the charges, calling them "shameful and disgusting".

"They were not able to make us collapse and they will never be".

"God willing, we will give the world a different message with our congress that we convene for the first time under the new system", Erdogan said.

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