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Turkey's Fragile Economy Faces a Blowback

Oct 9, 2019 | 22:34 GMT
Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during the launch of Turkey's New Economic Program for 2020-2022 in Ankara on Sept. 30, 2019.

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during the launch of Turkey's new economic program for 2020-2022 in Ankara on Sept. 30, 2019. Turkey believes it's ready to cope with the economic consequences of its invasion of northeastern Syria.

(EVRIM AYDIN/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

For Turkey's economy, the day of reckoning may be near. The White House and U.S. Congress may disagree on Turkey more than ever, yet both the president and a top Republican senator alike have been bellicose in their economic threats to Ankara in recent days, pledging, respectively, "to destroy and...

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