Skip to comments.U.S. ally cuts off communications with Obama and seeks new trade outside dollar
Posted on 07/23/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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.
Turkey's cold shoulder against President Obama and the U.S. began shortly after the Syrian crisis failure by the United States back in September of 2013. And since that time, Turkey has begun to move away from its U.S. alliance and has started seeking increased trade agreements with America's primary adversary Russia. Already the eighth ranked trading partner for Russia, Turkey is proposing an even greater share of this pie, and is willing to accede to Russia and China's agenda for a de-dollarized trade system that cuts out the reserve currency from most or all transactions.
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I don’t know how upset to be about this. Erdogan is more pro-Islamist than Obama.
Can't say I blame him.
The extremists have taken over Turkey. I would no longer consider THEM an ally, and that would be true if Sarah Palin was President!
He talks to The Gaffer tho ...
Another one bites the dust.
There was a time when Turkey was one of the most reliable allies that the U.S. had. Obama has really screwed this one up. Now we have Kerry over in the mideast trying to pull Hamas’s Chestnuts out of the fire. Just who benefits from an Isreal/Hamas ceasefire?
They never were an ally, for awhile we had shared interests out of fear of the Soviets.
So "reliable" they refused to allow US planes to fly over Turkish airspace during The Gulf War.
Can’t say I blame him.
lol! There are lots of Americans would like to do the same thing, given the chance.
If I recall correctly they wouldn't allow U.S. troops to deploy through Turkey for the Iraq invasion when Bush was president, and wouldn't allow their bases to be used for air strikes. So I don't think they've been much of an ally for some time.
A NATO country that invaded the territory of another NATO country when they invaded Cyprus in 1974.
IY’allsHO, has Obama caused the USA to now enter into THE OBAMA COLD WAR?
Whatever agreements, cooperation and understanding we had with Turkey (which can take many forms that can be very important) are now toast.
If its bad for America, Obama is for it.
I would be happy to see us cut off all Turkish products. I have boycotted the thousands of shirts and pants at Target and Walmart made in Turkey ever since the IslamoNazi pig Erdogan was elected.
No fan of Obama, but Tuck Furkey.
Obama doesn’t care. He’s happy to see the US taken down a peg by having the USD no longer be the global reserve currency. He’s happy to see Turkey turn Islamist and for the US to lose allies.
IYallsHO, has Obama caused the USA to now enter into THE OBAMA COLD WAR?
We have entered the Obama Vortex with danger and destruction on all fronts, that’s for sure.
We have lots of quiet “arrangements” with many countries that we do not always agree with. Some of those arrangements are very valuable at times. Just saying.