Erdogan calls on Turks to convert dollars and euros into their own nation's currency
Saturday, May 26, 2018
ERZURUM, Turkey -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkey's citizens today to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, as he sought to bolster the ailing currency which has lost some 20 percent of its value against the U.S. currency this year.
"My brothers who have dollars or euros under their pillow: Go and convert your money into lira. We will thwart this game together," Erdoan said at a rally in the eastern Erzurum province ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24.
The presidential elections that will be held on June 24 will be critical for Turkey as the executive presidential system approved by the constitutional amendments will be fully in effect after the president is elected. ...
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