While the economic penalties would probably do little to dent USA economic interests, Erdogan's threat shows that the standoff over the fate of an American pastor held in Turkey isn't going to end soon.
The dollar has hit another 13-month high against a basket of major currencies today, as safe-haven demand over fears of fallout from the Turkish lira's recent drop boosts the U.S. currency.
Turkey on Wednesday raised tariffs on a number products imported from the United States, including passenger cars, tobacco and spirits, retaliating for President Trump's decision last week to double tariffs on Turkish metals.
Turkey will soon be "selling high tech and design products to the world", Erdogan insisted during his speech. The Trump administration announced plans on Friday to double United States tariffs imports of steel and aluminum from Turkey.
Turkish Airlines also announced on Twitter that it would join a campaign circulating on social media with a hashtag #ABDyeReklamVerme [don't give ads to America].
"Together with our people, we will stand decisively against the dollar, forex prices, inflation and interest rates".
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While Erdogan didn't address their concerns in his speech, he said Turks have already begun converting foreign exchange into Turkish lira because it would be tantamount to "surrendering" if they did otherwise. 'What do you want to do?
Erdogan admitted the Turkish economy had problems - including a widening current account deficit and inflation of nearly 16 percent but added: 'Thanks to God, our economy is functioning like clockwork'. The exchange value of the lira has fallen about 40 percent against the USA dollar since January.
The rebound in the Turkish currency to stronger than 6.0 against the dollar was driven by a banking watchdog's step to limit swap transactions and by hopes of improved relations with the European Union.
Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey's central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country's banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors.
As Turkey faces a serious financial meltdown, there are several Taiwanese businesses with a significant presence in the Turkish market, that are taking measures to mitigate expected losses in response to the new sanctions and tense political environment developing in Turkey.
Turkey has accused the United States of waging an "economic war" as part of a plot to harm the country.
Erdogan has said that he thinks the lira would stabilize, but investors are not convinced.