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Turkey exits US orbit

Posted by seumasach on July 26, 2014

U.S. ally cuts off communications with Obama and seeks new trade outside dollar

Examiner

22nd July, 2014

On July 21, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan spoke in an interview with Turkey‘s ATV television, and confirmed that his office had cut off direct communications with President Obama, and in fact, were no longer even answering calls received from the White House. In addition to this startling announcement regarding a long standing U.S. ally, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development followed this up with a press release that stated that Turkey was quickly moving away from their reliance on the dollar as the global reserve currency, and is seeking increased trade with Russia in a mutually beneficial exchange of self-contained sovereign currencies.

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