Aug 13 2018
I am addressing the United States once again: it is a pity that you chose a pastor over your strategic partner in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Erdogan appeared to indicate that the entire alliance between Turkey - which joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1952 with strong American backing - and Washington was at stake.
Turkey remains at loggerheads with the United States in one of the worst spats between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in years over the detention for the last two years of American pastor Andrew Brunson and a host of other issues.
Speaking to the press during a visit to the northern province of Ordu, the president said that the White House will no longer have an important ally in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) if it insists on implementing measures such as the decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.
"We will implement a necessary fiscal rule if circumstances require", Albayrak added.
On the brink of a full-blown currency crisis, Turkey's lira plunged to a record low on Friday, tumbling as much as 18 percent in its biggest daily drop since 2001.
He further added that the only response to a country which chooses to sacrifices its strategic partnership and a half century alliance with a state with a population 81 million for the sake "terror groups" is "good-bye".
Washington, in response, sanctioned two Turkish ministers, and Trump on August 10 announced the United States would double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey, saying relations with Ankara were "not good at this time".
Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at United’s critics
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.
Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of failing to pay 'meaningful' child support
The 43-year-old actress's attorney filed legal documents requesting that the judge issue a final divorce decree this year. Angelina Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalised before the end of the year.
Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans
State Department forced it to remove materials related to the printable guns from its website under munitions export control laws. In 2013, Defense Distributed posted a YouTube video demonstrating what it said was a Liberator pistol made from 3D-printed parts.
Brunson was indicted for allegedly having links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party and Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Turkish preacher who has allegedly masterminded the failed coup attempt in 2016 to topple Erdogan. Trump has described his detention as a "total disgrace" and urged Erdogan to free him immediately.
Earlier this month, a Turkish delegation went to Washington and met with American counterparts, but there was no breakthrough.
"Even in the unlikely event that Turkey resolves its diplomatic row with the United States, downside concerns towards the lira won't ease", said Takahiko Sasaki, market economist at Mizuho Bank.
The United States sanctioned Turkey for imprisoning an American priest on bogus charges.
Washington slapped sanctions on Turkey's interior and justice ministers this week, angering Ankara which responded with the tit-for-tat move, with Turkey saying they will freeze the assets of the United States "justice and interior ministers" last week.
Mr. Erdogan's remarks also knocked back investors' expectations of a rate hike from the central bank.
Turkey's woes have been aggravated by investor worries about the economic policies of Erdogan, who won a new term in office in June with sweeping new powers.
Aug 11 2018
Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms
University presidents and chancellors will be held "personally accountable" for any rule-breaking by their athletic departments. The NCAA plans to pursue more rigorous certification requirements to ensure transparency in operations and finances.
Aug 10 2018
Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020
When the proposal for a separate force was launched a year ago , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resisted it. The Pentagon report, however, included a plan to create a unified combatant command, known as the U.S.
Aug 09 2018
India vs England, Lord's Test
Virat Kohli and his men though might now have to deal with the seam and swing of the English pacers, under overcast conditions. The tourists' record at the venue is not a flattering one as they have won only 2 out of the 17 Tests they have played there.
Aug 08 2018
Karunanidhi demise: State funeral for DMK Patriarch on Wednesday
He led DMK to victory in 1996, but AIADMK under Jayalalithaa trumped his party once again in 2001. DMK workers broke barricades and shouted slogans against the Centre and the state government.
Aug 07 2018
First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil
The country's "Burqa Ban" also outlaws other accessories covering the face like balaclavas, masks and false beards. Police are going through surveillance video to determine if the other woman deliberately ripped off the niqab.
Aug 05 2018
California's Gov. Brown appeals to Trump for wildfire aid
The Mendocino Complex fire has scorched 314 square miles (813 square kilometers), making it the 7th largest ever in the state. The blazes have burned over 450,000 acres (703 square miles) and damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 structures.
Aug 04 2018
Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender
Red Devils superstar Anthony Martial has responded to his manager Jose Mourinho's statements after the preseason friendly against Liverpool .
Aug 04 2018
Apple becomes the world’s first trillion-dollar company
The stock has risen more than 21 per cent this year and an eye-watering 50,000 per cent since it became a public company in 1980. Most of the people reading this are probably on an Apple device right now or own at least one product they have offered.
Aug 04 2018
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Louisville
Do not forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles. The agency says an adult resident of the town of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day.
Aug 01 2018
Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial
After the swift selection of six men and six women to the jury, focuses immediately shifted to ensuing opening statements. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
Aug 12 2018Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and its first smart speaker
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Aug 09 2018War Of Credibility Over Rick Gates Continues In Paul Manafort Fraud Trial
Aug 08 2018Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message
Aug 07 2018Tampa Police Pull Unconscious Child from River
Aug 03 2018Google declares Android phones can have two notches at most
Aug 03 2018Deadline arrives for smoke-free Public Housing Authorities
Aug 02 2018Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
Aug 02 2018Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
Aug 02 2018Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints
Aug 12 2018How major US stock indexes fared Friday
Aug 12 2018NASA Prepare Launch Of Probe Which Will ‘Touch The Sun’
Aug 12 2018Ocasio-Cortez Accused Ben Shapiro of 'Catcalling' After Asking to Debate
Aug 11 2018Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp
Aug 08 2018No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean
Aug 05 2018States vow to press fight against Trump's auto fuel rules
Aug 05 2018Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash
Aug 04 2018NASA Assigns Crews to First Commercial Spacecraft Flights
Aug 02 2018Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections
Aug 01 2018Jose Mourinho heavily criticizes Manchester United after pre-season loss
Aug 01 2018Harley Davidson plans smaller bike with eye on India
Jul 31 2018Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster