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Asia can survive the Turkish storm

But if Trump's trade war worsens the turmoil, contagion risks will grow

| Turkey

If any world leader seems inspired by Mahathir Mohamad's return to power in Malaysia it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

As short-sellers stalk Turkey's economy, President Erdogan lashes out at markets for financial misjudgements of Ankara's own making. On Monday, he accused "economic terrorists" and a "network of treason" of plotting against the Turkish people and called for stricter security laws to fight them.

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