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The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey won't 'lose economic war'

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey won't 'lose economic war'

ANKARA, TURKEY —  The Latest on Turkey's financial turmoil (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government "will not lose the economic war." Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and other media reports quote Erdogan as making the comment to a group of worshippers following traditional Muslim Friday prayers during a visit to the northern city of Bayburt. On Friday, the Turkish currency plunged to another record low amid concerns over Erdogan's unorthodox economic policies and a diplomatic row with the United States that has led to sanctions. The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.96, down more than 7 percent on the day. 12:05 p.m. An