Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

  • Tourists walk by the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The overtures by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in the past, are part of a diplomatic campaign to capitalize on international unease over U.S. President Donald Trump and American tariff disputes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • A man sits in a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.Turkey’s finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis.The national currency recovered somewhat from record lows hit earlier this week. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis.

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