>> Qatar, through Turkey, a $15 billion lifeline, amid a currency crisis that's rattled global markets. The investment, welcome news, after the US ruled out removing steel tariffs, a contributing factor to the plunging lira. The announcement from the White House giving Turkish authorities a little incentive to release a US pastor saying they've remained in place even if Turkey frees Andrew Brunson.
He's on trial in Turkey on charges of terrorism and the US has demanded his release. It's a sign the disputes may not end anytime soon. On Wednesday, White House Spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders condemned Turkey's own doubling of tariffs against the US.>> Now the tariffs from Turkey are certainly regrettable and a step in the wrong direction.
The tariffs that the United States placed on Turkey, were out of national security interest, theirs are out of retaliation.>> The flare-up over the pastor, just one of several between the Nato allies. The lira easing slightly Thursday, but remaining below six against the dollar. Investor's attention is focussing on a conference call with finance minister Berat Albayrak in his first month in the job president Erdogan's son in law now has the daunting task of reassuring global investors that the economy is not hostage to political interference.