August 11, 2018 / 2:51 PM / 2 years ago

Turkey is not in a crisis, will fight 'economic war', Erdogan says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Bayburt, Turkey August 10, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish economy is not in a crisis or going bankrupt and the fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate are the ‘missiles’ of an economic war waged against Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Speaking at a provincial meeting of his AK Party in the Black Sea coastal city of Rize, Erdogan said Turkey was preparing to conduct trade through national currencies with China, Russia and Ukraine.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by David Stamp

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