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Erdogan Doesn't Flinch at Sanctions, but Turkey's Economy Is Crumbling

The Turkish president's tough stance toward EU ambassadors looks to have been the wrong call, and his shticks and tricks to boost the economy haven't been working either

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The shutting of six Palestinian documentation and human rights organizations may have unleashed an international uproar, but Israel has yet to face serious pressure that would threaten sanctions if it didn’t reverse the decision.

Turkey, on the other hand, has been feeling the heat. Last week, the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the United States, Germany, Britain and France, sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanding that he release from prison the businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala.

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