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The lira fell as much as 0.7 percent to an all time low of 4.3981 per dollar before paring its decline to 0.4 percent as of 9:30 Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey´s political scene for the past 15 years, is seeking to reinforce his authority as Turkey moves to a new presidential system of government with expanded powers.

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".

The concern is that he will stand in the way of the rate hikes needed to stabilize the currency against the prospect of higher US borrowing costs. "The establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is the only way for lasting peace and stability", the Turkish leader said.

The early election is set to accelerate Turkey's transition to a new presidential system approved in a referendum past year. That change is due to go into effect after June polls.

The ceremony in Jerusalem, where Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner officiated, came after Israeli troops put down protests over the move by Palestinians at the Gaza border with Israel, killing dozens of civilians.

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May's spokesman said Britain would raise human rights with Erdogan at the meeting. Erdogan said that citizens would ultimately hold the president responsible for any problems generated by monetary policy.

"We've always been clear that we want Turkey to uphold its worldwide obligations, including respect for freedom of expression and political freedoms", he said.

"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". But we have to do it.

Bozdag, who made the announcement after a Council of Ministers meeting in Ankara, said the United States had "violated" UN Security Council resolutions by opening its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

He also said Halkbank (HALKB.IS) executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who was found guilty by a USA court of helping Iran evade US sanctions, was innocent and Turkey wanted his acquittal.