A tit-for-tat trade dispute with the U.S. has brought international attention to Turkey’s economic woes.
The country’s currency, the lira, has been on a downward trend for months and exports have been near-stagnant.
CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Doga Eralp is a lecturer in the School of International Service at American University.
- Lisel Hintz is a professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and author of the upcoming book “Identity Politics Inside Out.”
- Aykan Erdemir is a former member of the Turkish parliament and a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
- Ragip Soylu is a Washington Correspondent and a columnist for the Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday agreed in a phone call to boost economic ties amid escalating tensions with the United States https://t.co/yGCpL9moMc pic.twitter.com/921YQR5M6o
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 16, 2018
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— The Guardian (@guardian) August 10, 2018