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Why Erdogan is powerless over ‘devastating’ sanctions

After Donald Trump’s Twitter threat to “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Ankara’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, responded that the US will not “get anywhere by threatening Turkey economically.” It was a brave statement in response to an undiplomatic threat from a NATO ally, but unfortunately for Turkey, the past few months suggest otherwise. […]