Turkey: Ankara Searches for an Economic Rescue

Aug 16, 2018 | 22:42 GMT


Amid continuing efforts to stabilize the Turkish lira, Economy and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak spoke with 3,000 investors on Aug. 16, attempting to address some of the issues facing the economy. During the call, he stated that Turkey was economically stable and that the country won't resort to capital controls or assistance from the International Monetary Fund. He also noted that the government is working to reduce inflation. Investor reactions have so far been positive, albeit cautious. Now, Albayrak needs to move beyond the rhetorical space and take definitive action, potentially through the implementation of a new economic program, set to be unveiled in September....

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