He insisted that Turkey’s economy remains strong and said the currency would soon settle “at the most reasonable level.”
In an apparent reference to the United States, Erdoğan said “the bullies of the global system cannot roughly, shamelessly encroach on our gains that were paid for by blood.”
Referring to his statement on Aug. 12 that he said he has “Plan B or Plan C,” Erdoğan added: “They say that Plan C is seizing capital. Did you read my mind? Are these people fortune-tellers? It is impossible to understand them.”
The Turkish leader’s comments came after authorities launched investigations into hundreds of social media accounts for alleged reports they claimed were helping the currency’s plunge.
Erdoğan said there is an “economic terror” being waged on social media, adding that “traitors” would be punished.