Published On: Fri, Aug 17th, 2018

US threatens to impose severe economic sanction on Turkey


The United States, the world’s most powerful country in terms of the economic and military capabilities, has threatened to impose severe economic sanction on Turkey, as the Arab country has repeatedly declined to accept the White House long standing demand of releasing Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who has been languishing in the Turkish prison for his alleged connection with the Turkish anti-national political organisations, which, the country’s present regime believed, played a crucial role in the last failed coup.

Due to the threat posed by the Dollar, the value of lira (Turkish currency) has plummeted lately. Yet, the Turkish government are of the firm determination that it will not bend its keens before the pressure imposed by the world’s super power.

Mr Brunson is an evangelical pastor. The evangelic community is the strongest supporter of the present US regime ruled by Republican representative Donald Trump. The US President is under huge pressure back home to bring back the pastor at any coast.

Turkey, one of the members of NATO, is unhappy with the US’ close relation with the Syrian based Kurdish groups, which Ankara see as a serious threat to their internal as well as external threat, and the White House’s unwillingness to extradite a US based Turkish religious leader, whom the Arab country accused for the failed coup.

Anyway, the Russian representative has flown to Turkey, offering support to the embattled Arab autocratic country.

Will the dispute affect the NATO in any way?


Vignesh. S. G

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US threatens to impose severe economic sanction on Turkey