Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tried to restore confidence in the Turkish lira after it plunged by more than 20% against the dollar on Friday. The sudden drop came when Donald Trump announced on Twitter he was doubling US import tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium.
Türk iş dünyası da neredeyse tam kadro Dolmabahçe’de. Güler Sabancı, Tuncay Özilhan, Hüsnü Özyeğin, Ferit Şahenk, Ali Ülker, Mehmet Ali Aydınlar de Berat Albayrak’ın konuşmasını bekliyor pic.twitter.com/GY0Nn97DaE
— hilmi hacaloğlu (@hilmihacaloglu) August 10, 2018
Nearly all the currency exchange places in this part of Istanbul have stopped updating their rates. There’s small crowds inside, workers watching screens nervously. Note the difference between buying and selling dollars. pic.twitter.com/TdAGvMpODw
— Umar Farooq (@UmarFarooq_) August 10, 2018