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Turkey's Erdogan Repeats Call to Turks to Help Shore Up Lira


Reuters 11 Aug 2018, 11:39 AM Turkey

ISTANBUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated a call on Turks to sell dollars and euros to support the national currency, which has been in free-fall over concerns about the economy and deteriorating ties with the United States.

Speaking to supporters in the northeastern Turkish town of Unye, Erdogan also said it was a pity the United States was choosing Andrew Brunson, a U.S. pastor on trial in Turkey over terrorism charges - over its strategic NATO ally Ankara.

U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded the pastor's release, the most pressing of a number of disagreements between Washington and Ankara. 

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