August 11, 2018 / 3:01 PM / 2 months ago

Turkey is not in a crisis, will fight 'economic war', Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish economy is not in a crisis or going bankrupt and the fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate are the ‘missiles’ of an economic war waged against Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Lira banknotes are seen in this October 10, 2017 picture illustration. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration/File Photo

Speaking at a provincial meeting of his AK Party in the Black Sea coastal city of Rize, Erdogan said Turkey was preparing to conduct trade through national currencies with China, Russia and Ukraine.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by David Stamp

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