The Turkish government has withdrawn its reserves of gold from the Federal Reserve. Erdogan clearly is positioning himself to be able to seek its own power that will be contrary to international policy. Erdogan is one of those politicians who still think in the old days of Empire. As a member of NATO, he has constantly been threatening Greece. So what happens if we see a war between two NATO members? Who does NATO then support? When in doubt, bring the gold home in preparation for in time of war, a currency will not suffice.