Yesterday, Erdogan, Turkey’s Islamic tyrant, claimed that he didn’t need the dollar because he had Allah. Now he’s whining about being stabbed in the back.
The lira hit a record low of 7.23 per dollar late Sunday after Erdogan remained defiant in his economic policies and the standoff against the United States, a NATO ally.
“Turkey is faced with an economic siege,” Erdogan said Monday, in the latest of a series of speeches. “We are taking the necessary steps against these attacks and will continue to do so.”
Addressing a dispute between Washington and Ankara over the detention of a US pastor in Turkey and US President Donald Trump’s threat last week to double tariffs on steel and aluminium, Erdogan blasted the US. “We are together in NATO and then you seek to stab your strategic partner in the back. Can such a thing be accepted?” said Erdogan.
When you take an American hostage, and then get hit with sanctions, after repeated warnings, that’s not being stabbed in the back.
It’s a stab right in the front in exchange for a stab in the back.
Let’s remember that this started when Erdogan took an American pastor hostage in order to extract one of his Islamist rivals from the United States. That turned out to be a very bad strategy.
“[The US] says, ‘Give us the pastor back,’” Erdoğan said. “You have one pastor [of ours] as well. The pastor we have [Brunson] is on trial. Yours [Gülen] is not – he is living in Pennsylvania. Give him to us. You can easily give him to us. You can give him right away. Then we will try him [Brunson] and give him to you.’”
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