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".
Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message
Spokesperson Heather Nauert added during a briefing with reporters on Tuesday that the USA has raised similar issues with Saudi Arabia.
Google declares Android phones can have two notches at most
Smartphone makers could go that way in the future, leading to smartphones that are filled with entirely unnecessary notches. Specifically, Google is limiting the number of notches - or "cutouts", as they're technically called - to two.
Harley Davidson plans smaller bike with eye on India
USA sales slid 6.4 per cent in the most recent quarter, and they're down 8.7 per cent at the halfway point of the year. Harley-Davidson has announced a new strategy to take on global markets and push forward with electric motorcycles .
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
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.
Aug 11 2018
Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp
But that all made sense - we had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League and to be as successful as possible. "The league is exactly the same". "The champions, Man City , didn't lose any players and brought in [Riyad] Mahrez ".
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
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.
Aug 08 2018
No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean
But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend as the flames spread. The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight months ago.
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
Tampa Police Pull Unconscious Child from River
Witnesses reported that the child, later identified as Denson's 4-year-old daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels, was screaming, police said. Authorities said Denson stole a gray Nissan Altima from a fix shop before driving to the river.
Aug 07 2018
Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran that were lifted by Barack Obama
Treasury must approve the sale of airplanes whose components are at least 10 percent American-made, like the AT72-600. French carmaker Renault, which does not sell cars in the USA , has said it will remain in Iran despite the sanctions.
Aug 02 2018
Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections
Facebook says the pages ran about 150 ads for $11,000 on Facebook and Instagram , paid for in USA and Canadian dollars. Among the techniques used to cover their trails were virtual private networks, and internet phone services.
Jul 31 2018
Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster
Mugabe‚ however‚ denied reports that he was politically or financially supporting Chamisa‚ and added he had never met him before. She said this while giving an update on voting now underway and the situation at various polling stations across the country.
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