Why does Turkey's currency seem to be in freefall?

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Turkey’s currency, the lira, keeps dropping. There are worries that other emerging economies could be hurt too. Turkey does have internal economic problems, including inflation. But tensions with the U.S. are also a factor. On Friday, President Trump said he would double tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey.

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Guest:
Henri Barkey - Lehigh University / Wilson Center - @hbarkey

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or