Erdogan is proving that Turkey can also ruin the US economy
By Craig C. White
Holy Toledo what a story! Turkey is using the murder of Saudi journalist to weaken the US economy.
On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi was murdered inside of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Kashoggi was a pro-Muslim Brotherhood journalist who was critical of the Saudi Government. Turkish President Erdogan is the hegemonic figure of the Muslim Brotherhood. The very instant that Kashoggi was murdered the Turkish press began a continual media blitz. With each report more gory details are uncovered. Turkey is using the Kashoggi murder to sway international opinion against Saudi Arabia and by association against the US. Now Turkish President Erdogan is demanding that US President Donald Trump cut economic ties with Saudi Arabia.
The Kashoggi incident happens to coincide with the release of US Pastor Andrew Brunson. President Trump employed economic sanctions against Turkey in order to gain cooperation for Brunson’s release, nearly ruining Turkey’s economy. Erdogan is now proving that Turkey can also ruin the US economy.
The Turkish media is controlled by President Erdogan. It seems that even before Kashoggi’s death that the Turkish press had prepared their media blitz. This is causing many to wonder if Turkey had known what was lying in store for Kashoggi even before he entered the consulate.