Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday businessmen who attempted to move assets abroad were "traitors," Turkish media reported.
"I am getting some news that some businessmen are trying to move their assets abroad. I am calling on the Cabinet to never allow such a move. Because this is treason," Erdogan said.
He added that Turkey was a strong country that could take the necessary stand to protect its independence and national interests, no matter the circumstances.