>> Videos like these are being shared on Twitter of people in Turkey smashing iPhones. In assembles Main Square locals sing traditional Turkish songs mixed with protest chants. Down with Trump and down with the dollar. Turkey is in the grips of its worse currency crisis for nearly two decades and as a spat with the US has spent the lira plunging to record lows.
Turks are rallying behind President Erdoğan's calls that he country is at economic war with its enemies. And the Turks should sell their dollars and boycott US products. Local business men are offering everything from free flowers, haircuts to free fish for 4X. If you can prove you've traded in your dollars for Erdoğan your sandwich is on the house.
This despite central bank data showing foreign currency deposits held by local investors in Turkey actually rose in recent weeks. The US and Turkey have spent the week trading tit for tat tariffs.>> The tariffs The United States placed on Turkey were out of national security interests, theirs are out of retaliation.
>> Allies are stepping in, Qatar threw Turkey a $15 billion lifeline in investments. But a much anticipated conference call Thursday between the country's finance minister on thousands of investors didn't offer any detailed plan. Instead, Berat Albayrak called for coordinated global response, saying they will navigate US sanctions with the likes of Germany, Russia, and China.
However, it's elements outside Turkey that will hit the economy hardest, as the US stands firm. Meanwhile the man at the center of this fallout remains under house arrest on the Turkish coast. Security tight outside US pastor Andrew Brunson's home. The White House say he's innocent and are demanding the terror charges against him are dropped.
Outside on the streets, Turks are defiant.