“Dolar 3.40” Turkish Lira falls to historic low against US dollar as Turkey runs $3.7 billion budget deficit in first 10 months of year…

The Turkish Lira hit another record low against the U.S. dollar, having fallen more than 8 percent so far this week, hit by a statement by the head of U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman and signs of more discord between Turkey and Europe
The Turkish government ran a budget deficit of 104 million Turkish Liras ($32 million) in October and 12.1 billion liras ($3.7 billion) in January-October, the Finance Ministry announced on Nov. 15.
Air defense systems with anti-aircraft weapons have been set up in three prisons in Turkey as a part of the precautions in jails after the failed July 15 coup attempt
The PEN International Office in Germany has given its Herman Kesten Award to the former editor-in-chief of daily Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar, and Cumhuriyet’s Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül
Journalists, writers and cartoonists should not be tried under arrest, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said, adding that his ministry has shared this view with the Justice Ministry

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