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Mike Pence warns Turkey not to test Trump's resolve

US Vice President Mike Pence has warned Turkey not to test Donald Trump's resolve and called for a pastor being held to be released.
Mr Pence tweeted: "Pastor Andrew Brunson is an innocent man held in Turkey & justice demands that he be released.
"Turkey would do well not to test @POTUS Trump's resolve to see Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in foreign lands returned home to the United States.":: Turkey to boycott US electronics - including iPhone
Pastor Andrew Brunson is an innocent man held in Turkey & justice demands that he be released. Turkey would do well not to test @POTUS Trump’s resolve to see Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in foreign lands returned home to the United States.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 15, 2018
The two NATO allies have exchanged tit-for-tat sanctions over the pastor's house arrest.Turkey's currency, which had been under pressure as inflation soars, plunged more than 20% last week after Mr Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey's steel and aluminium exports.However, the Turkish lira has staged a recovery as Turkey hit back with its own tariffs and made it more difficult for investors to short the currency.
It also won support from Qatar, which plans to invest $15bn in Turkey.

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Qatar to invest $15bn in Turkey amid lira currency crisis
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FTSE 100 sinks 1.5% amid concerns over Turkey currency crisis

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Finance minister Berat Albayrak told more than 3,000 international investors and economists on a video conference that Turkey would emerge stronger from the crisis.Mr Albayrak, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law, said the country's banks were healthy and strong and the nation would not be turning to the IMF.
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