Inflation in Turkey rose to 25.24 percent on an annual basis in October, mainly due to the sharp fall in value of Turkish lira. The cheaper lira makes it much more expensive to import energy and food, for example.
The Turkish lira has fallen considerably this year, worrying about the influence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on monetary policy and the long diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the United States.
Food prices rose by 29.3 percent. Energy, transport, clothing and other services and products also became considerably more expensive for Turkish consumers. In September, the Turkish central bank, on the other hand, increased interest rates considerably in order to curb inflation.
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