ANKARA, Sept 29 Moody's decision to downgrade
Turkey's credit rating to "junk" status was politically
motivated and therefore not taken seriously by anyone, President
Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
Speaking to a group of provincial leaders at the
presidential palace in Ankara, Erdogan also said that Turkey
deserves "no less" than 5 percent economic growth, which he said
he sees achievable in 2016.
The finance minister told Reuters on Wednesday that growth
would be below 4 percent this year.
(Reporting by Seda Sezer and Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by