Inflation Dogs Turkey


Turkey is undergoing financial woes unseen in decades, with the Turkish lira losing half its value last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict also worsened the situation, pushing energy prices to new highs. Economists predicted that Turkey is likely to live with high inflation throughout 2022. IMAGE – People shop at a market in Ankara, Turkey, on May 5, 2022. Turkey’s annual inflation jumped to 69.97 percent in April, reaching a two-decade high, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced Thursday. The country’s consumer prices rose 7.25 percent month on month in April, according to data released by the institute.

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