Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the West was
putting pressure on the Turkish lira, inflation and interest rates, but that
these “games” would be thwarted after a re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election
in June, Reuters reported.
“Ahead of the last election, the West tried to corner us by applying pressure on the currency, interest rates and inflation,” Erdogan said on Saturday in a televised question and answer session with university students in Istanbul.
“All these games will be thwarted once we get over the election,” he said, after Turkey’s election board ruled on a re-run of March’s election, which was won by the main opposition candidate in a shock loss for Erdogan’s party.