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Erdogan dismisses US sanctions as ineffective thanks to Allah

By Rudaw 10/8/2018
Turkish President Erdogan speaking to his supporters in Rize city on Thursday, Aug. 9. Photo: AKP
Turkish President Erdogan speaking to his supporters in Rize city on Thursday, Aug. 9. Photo: AKP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed on Thursday US sanctions on his country as ineffective and said that the situation in Turkey was in fact improving by the day thanks to their reliance on Allah.

 

“Today, we are better than yesterday,” Erdogan told a crowd in Rize city. “Tomorrow, we will be better than today.”

 

“Do not worry about this,” he told his supporters. “There are various campaigns [against us]. Do not listen to these campaigns.”

 

He said that in the recent tit-for-tat row with the US Turkey got strength from God.

 

“Do not forget that if they have dollars we have people, righteousness and Allah,” said the Turkish president.

 

Erdogan told his supporters that they may face more difficulties, but reassured them that with “patience” they will prevail.

 

US-Turkish relations have soured in recent months over the imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson on charges of supporting terrorism.

 

The US Treasury Department has since frozen the assets of Turkish justice and interior ministers to which Ankara retaliated by freezing assets of the US “interior and justice ministers - if any.”


On Wednesday however, a nine-person delegation representing Turkish foreign, justice, and finance ministries arrived headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal in Washington on Wednesday for talks with US officials on the recent tensions between the two countries.

 

“We held additional talks with Turkish officials. The conversations continue,” US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told Rudaw.

 

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Love Kurdistan | 10/8/2018
I think Erdogan is not wise enough to remember that Iranian Government officials have also been saying lots of none sense stuff like this BS over the last 40 years or so. The result is a complete bankrupt economy and corrupt society where there are millions of people who live way below the poverty line. The idea that your "Allah" will come to your rescue is an obsolete idea and only illiterate people will buy that.
Pete | 10/8/2018
Allah does not support Turkey, Allah supports PKK. According to Mohamed (pbuh): "The Last Hour will not come until the Muslims fight with the Turks - a people whose faces are like hammered shields" - Book 54, Hadith 79
Ahmedofzzz | 10/8/2018
He will end up bowing to US.
SAM | 10/8/2018
LK Iran took 8ver Iraq Syria and yemen. Pro us slave krg lost half of its terittory. You can hide behind US but they will go one day. If you fascist west policy is punished you still think you are on the right side.
Seyed Seyed | 10/8/2018
Another stupid one tells people take dollars change it to lira people they should say Mr erdoqon if you take your dollar and change it we will also he would never do that I hope people of Turkey are smarter than that not list on to his bullshit
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