In Turkey Economic Crisis, Erdogan Is His Own Megaphone, Blaming the West
By Carlotta Gall
Aug. 17, 2018
ISTANBUL — On the single worst day in the collapse of the Turkish lira, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived late in the evening in a small town, stepped up on the runner of his car, tapped the microphone and delivered, impromptu, one of his most memorable speeches — an appeal to national and religious pride in the face of foreign aggression.
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