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Turkey's Economic Policy Stokes Currency Fears as Lira Plummets

The Turkish lira recovered some losses Thursday hours after it hit record lows. New Treasury and  Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law, sought to reassure nervous markets that the central bank's independence was not in question.

The wild currency gyrations following Albayrak's appointment underscore concerns over what economic policy Erdogan will adhere to now that he has consolidated power following his June re-election.

The lira approached five to the dollar late Wednesday in a nearly 30 percent depreciation since the beginning of the year.

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Published By: Africa.. - Thursday, 12 July