Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Washington to rally support for arming Syrian rebels or establishing a no-fly zone in the country. President Obama remained circumspect over becoming entangled in the Syrian conflict.
Turkey is a country in crisis, the Lira's freefall being a case in point. President Erdogan needs to tackle this, but a diplomatic row with the US could force him to go against his nature, writes DW's Seda Serdar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned his country would boycott electronic goods from the United States in retaliation for recent sanctions imposed by Washington over the detention of an American pastor.
Investors are losing faith in former economic reformer Tayyip Erdogan. It's not ruled out that the current crisis may end badly for him, but also for economies in Europe, says DW business editor Henrik Böhme.
Washington has said Turkey's tariffs on US products ranging from cars to tobacco was "a step in the wrong direction." Ankara's diplomatic and trade spat with Washington has contributed to a full-blown currency crisis.
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