Erdogan says US behind economic attack on Turkey

Erdogan says US behind economic attack on Turkey
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey September 13, 2018. (File/Reuters)
Updated 14 September 2018

Erdogan says US behind economic attack on Turkey

Erdogan says US behind economic attack on Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday blamed the United States for what he called a “heinous economic attack” that has sent the lira tumbling some 40 percent this year.
At a speech to officials from his AK Party in Ankara, Erdogan also said Turkey would see the result of the central bank’s independence after its substantial rate increase a day earlier. On Thursday the central bank lifted its benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points.