“I did it before, I would do it again” says President Donald Trump.
According to the Turkish foreign office spokesperson’s statement, Turkey will respond in the same way to the USA in compliance with the principle of reciprocity if the financial sanctions, expected to pass in the US Congress next week -as a proactive measure, Trump got a similar bill prepared as a presidential bill; he has already signed it, but keeps in cold storage for the time being- are carried into effect, and we will see what effect our sanctions against the USA would have if any.
I am sure many of you know what the list of sanctions of Trump’s bill include. If the bill, prepared by the US administration to be submitted to the Congress, is approved in the Congress as it is, this may even put President Tayyip Erdoğan’s meeting with Trump in the White House on November 13th in danger.
Washington behaves as if everybody is stark raving mad indeed…
During the period of undeclared sanctions which Trump refers to when saying “I did it before”, the US dollar had risen up sharply against the Turkish lira.
When did that happen?