By Steve Dellar  |  08-17-2018   News
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US President Donald Trump reiterated his request to the Turkish government to release Pastor Andrew Brunson after the Turkish lira lost another 5% in value on international markets today (it lost 7% at a certain stage but recovered at the end of the session).

In a reaction, Mr Trump stated: “Turkey has been a problem for a long time, they have not been a friend.”

Asked whether he would be willing to trade anyone for the release of the US Pastor, Mr Trump declared the US would “pay nothing for the release of an innocent man.”

“They should have given him back a long time ago, and Turkey has in my opinion acted very, very badly. So, we haven’t seen the last of that. We are not going to take it sitting down. They can’t take our people.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IPhone?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IPhone</a> hammering trend continues in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkey?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Turkey</a>.<br><br>A group of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkish?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Turkish</a> youngsters hammered their <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IPhones?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IPhones</a>.<br>Well,listen carefully what happens at the end. <a href="https://t.co/2gZyXkaaPv">pic.twitter.com/2gZyXkaaPv</a></p>&mdash; EHA News (@eha_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/eha_news/status/1029718093118021632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">15 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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At the same time, more and more videos are popping up of angry Turks smashing iPhones with sledgehammers or pouring coca-cola down the toilet in what many say is a dangerous continuation of diplomatic ties being slashed between two NATO allies.

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/33988-Pastor-Andrew-Brunson-A-US-Turkey-Presidential-Pissing-Contest#33997">Pastor Andrew Brunson – A presidential pissing contest</a>.

The Turkish economic crisis is now also flowing over into European markets as several banks in Spain, Greece and France are heavily invested in Turkish securities and stocks and now are set to lose billions as well. As a result, the European stock markets have been losing 1% on a daily basis in the past few days.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump tells Turkey &quot;you can&#39;t take our people,&quot; this as a top Turkish court rejects an appeal for U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson&#39;s release from house arrest // <a href="https://twitter.com/ReutersTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ReutersTV</a> <a href="https://t.co/8OhBF7VUGw">pic.twitter.com/8OhBF7VUGw</a></p>&mdash; Emily Wither (@ewither) <a href="https://twitter.com/ewither/status/1030480012275867648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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To add insult to injury, Standard & Poor’s is expected to downgrade Turkey’s sovereign credit rating after the US markets close today, meaning further pain is ahead for the Turkish economy next week.

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/33636-Pastor-Andrew-Brunson-Erdogan-They-Have-Dollars-We-Have-Allah">Pastor Andrew Brunson – Erdogan: they have dollars, we have Allah</a>.

Turkish markets will be closed from midday on Monday for the rest of the week for the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival, the religious holiday where the family men normally sacrifice a goat.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish man proudly smashing an iPhone to protest America <a href="https://t.co/DFZzOV6OEP">pic.twitter.com/DFZzOV6OEP</a></p>&mdash; Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) <a href="https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/1029941915528126465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared that more US sanctions could be put in place next week if Pastor Brunson is not freed by then.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From the anti-American protests in Turkey <a href="https://twitter.com/CocaCola?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CocaCola</a> also gets its share! <a href="https://t.co/6P5So3o8ZN">pic.twitter.com/6P5So3o8ZN</a></p>&mdash; Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) <a href="https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/1029945286171525121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 August 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Jay Sekulow, a personal attorney for Trump who in these matters also represents the Brunson family declared: “diplomatic negotiations hit speedbumps and that’s not unusual in these kinds of situations. We remain hopeful there will be a prompt resolution. Having said that, we fully support the president’s approach.”

Source:

https://www.hln.be/nieuws/buitenland/woedende-turken-slaan-met-hamers-iphones-stuk-en-spoelen-coca-cola-door-in-wc~ac5048c7/

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Anonymous No. 34206 1534532275

Towelheads want to take this to the next level.

Anonymous No. 34205 1534543816
What idiots! Buying a bottle of coke just to virtue signal pouring it out, same with iPhone smashing. How does that hurt America or those companies? It seems if everyone followed suit those companies would have record sales.
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