Turkey makes desperate plea to nation to fight AGAINST Trump as lira plummets


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Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli took to Twitter in an act that mirrors President Trump’s style and urged Turkey not to release the detained American pastor that sparked levies on Turkish steel and aluminium.

He also accused Mr Trump of enforcing “economic terror” on the troubled nation.

Mr Bahçeli said: “Economic terror is being created on the pretext of a pastor.

“The unfinished treason on July 15 is being restructured.”

Mr Bahçeli called on the Turkish people to unite against «this artificial jump» and embrace the lira.

He added: “We need to be in solidarity.

“We need to show clearly and categorically that the artificial jump in currency cannot take this country as hostage.”

He added: “We cannot and will not be submissive.”

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Mr Bahçeli’s comments follow chilling threats of conflict made by Iran in a bid to stand in solidarity with Turkey.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Mr Trump that the “entire world would unite” against Trump unless he scrapped sanctions on Turkey after the country continued to trade with Iran, which was also sanctioned in an effort to halt their nuclear weapons programme.

Turkey’s detention of pastor Andrew Brunson saw tariffs spike from 20 percent to 50 percent.

Mr Brunson is, according to the US government, being wrongfully held under house arrest by Turkish officials having been accused of being a spay and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in a 2016 coup.

The Trump administration have said he is an innocent Christian family man who has been wrongfully detained.

President Trump’s sanctions saw the Turkish lira plummet to a dangerous low yesterday, causing a financial crisis that has also threatened to destroy Europe.

One US dollar bought 5.57 lira and the currency, which has dropped 30 percent in value since the start of the year, fell a further five percent in one day, which triggered concerns with banks in Spain, Italy and France.

Sterling also fell to 0.23 percent at $1.28.