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Lira crisis piles pain on Turkish shoppers as costs soar

The announcement of US sanctions against Turkey has caused the Turkish currency to collapse. And this is now reflected in the prices of daily life products.

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Qatar’s emir visits crisis-hit Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani meets with close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. IMAGES

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Turks react to Erdogan’s call to boycott US electronic goods

As the crisis deepens between the US and Turkey, Turks give mixed reactions to President Erdogan’s call to boycott US made electronic devices.

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US Diplomat Visits Detained Pastor in Turkey

(14 Aug 2018) America’s top diplomat in Turkey has visited the U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson who’s being held under house arrest in the city of Izmir and called on Turkey to resolve Brunson’s case transparently and without delay. (Aug. 14)

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Foreign tourists get surprise bonanza from Turkey woes

The collapse of the Turkish lira causes trauma as Turks see their purchasing power reduced but has been an unexpected windfall for foreign tourists visiting the country at the peak of the summer season.

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Turkey Tries to Contain Currency Crisis

(13 Aug 2018) Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the US. (Aug. 13)

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