World Bulletin / News Desk
In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Monday, Erdogan said: “When the people fall into difficulties because of monetary policies, who are they going to hold accountable?
“They will hold the president accountable. Since they will ask the president about it, we have to give off the image of a president who’s influential on monetary policies.”
He said steps would be taken to protect Turkish interests.
“However, we will take these steps to protect Turkey's interests. We will do whatever it takes for our country’s interests.”
About how ties with the Central Bank will continue, Erdogan said: "We have a relationship with the Central Bank now, and it will continue in the same direction. We are not new in country management, we are not just taking over the duty; We have been running the country continuously for 16 years."
He said monetary policies will be applied in accordance with global principles.
"This management approach is what is in America, what it is in Europe, it will be the same in Turkey. Something that is legitimate for them cannot be illegitimate for us. Everyone knows that.
“We will take our steps accordingly. We will never have our country lose."