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Turkish lira

Turkish lira

The United States was the fourth largest source of imports to Turkey a year ago, accounting for US$12 billion, according to International Monetary Fund statistics. "We have other partners and alternative markets".

Albayrak, Erdogan's son-in-law, was appointed last month following the president's re-election with new executive powers.

Earlier in the week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked Turkish citizens to boycott the use of American technology like iPhones in response to U.S. tariffs levied late last week.

He suggested Turks would buy local or Korean phones instead, although it was unclear how he meant to enforce the boycott.

Despite the continuing stalemate and threat of further USA sanctions, the value of the Turkish Lira increased slightly on Tuesday, rising 8 percent from Monday's record low, to 6.3 Lira to the dollar.

According to the Turkish presidential press office, Erdogan and al-Thani also exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional developments during their three-hour meeting.

It is an issue that has pre-occupied some of the global financial agencies, who have been concerned about the potential for an emerging market financial and economic crisis because of the divergence between conditions in the USA and developing economies.

Turkey's central bank has promised to provide banks with liquidity. Investors continued to demand higher interest rates.

What's happening to Turkey's currency?

Attention will turn Thursday to an address by the finance minister to foreign investors for clues on any change in economic policy.

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Erdoğan and Trump are locked in a dispute about the United States pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested nearly two years ago and accused of plotting against the Turkish government.

A US 100 dollar banknote is seen through a magnifying lens on top of 10 and 20 lira banknotes in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul January 28, 2014.

But she added: "Turkey's economic problems - those are a part of a long-term trend, something of its own making and not the result of any actions the United States has taken".

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree Wednesday to raise tariffs on US imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco.

Bolton told Bilic that the administration was fixed on Brunson's release, Reuters reported.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison for "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member". He was born on January 3, 1968 in Black Mountain.

Turkish officials have been keen to emphasise that Ankara wants to retain strong ties with Europe, which has also expressed deep unease with Trump's trade policies.

Brunson, a native of North Carolina who had been preaching Christianity in Turkey for decades, was arrested back in 2016 under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's crackdown on dissidents following a failed military coup against him.

"We request the Turkish gross markets, BIM and A101, not to sell any USA products, including Coca-Cola", read a tweet posted with a hashtag "boycott". The two countries fell out during the election over Berlin's refusal to let Turkish politicians campaign on German soil.

The government announced the tariffs "under the principle of reciprocity", following sanctions imposed by Washington over the detention of an American pastor, which sent the lira tumbling to record lows against the dollar.

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