Erdoğan urges use of Turkish lira instead of dollar

TBILISI (BPI)-President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 26 called on Turkish citizens to use the Turkish lira instead of the U.S. dollar in transactions.

“Let us not use dollars. Let’s turn to Turkish lira,” Erdoğan said.

The president’s remarks came during a speech at the parliamentary group meeting of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

“Let us show our nationalism,” he said.

He went on to say that those who trust in and invest in our country will continue to win.

Turkey‘s statistical authority announced that the country’s inflation rate in October was 8.55%, down from 9.26% in September.

Under the new economic program announced in September, Turkey’s inflation rate target is 15.9% this year, 9.8% next year, and 6.0% in 2021.

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