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Turkish lira in freefall as U.S.-Turkey tensions escalate

Clip: 08/18/2018 | 4m 14s

Tensions continue to rise between the U.S. and its NATO ally Turkey after both countries imposed sanctions on one another over the release of a U.S. pastor held in Turkey since 2016. The spat has caused the Turkish economy to plummet, and on Saturday President Erdogan called the sanctions an “attempted economic coup.” Associated Press reporter Christopher Torchia joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.

Aired: 08/18/18

Rating: NR

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