People wait their turn at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Meanwhile, Washington warned more economic pressures may be in store for Ankara if it refuses to release a jailed American pastor. Addressing a conference of his ruling party faithful in the capital, Recep Tayyip Erdogan added fuel to the spat with the U.S., even as local business groups called on his government to settle it.U.S. officials say National Security Adviser John Bolton had met with the Turkish ambassador to Washington Monday.Erdogan Tuesday maintained that Turkey's economy was under attack and that the currency turmoil did not reflect its strength.
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