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The lira touched as high as 6.0030 towards the dollar accurate away following the announcement.

The Turkish Central Bank earlier signaled that its monetary policy would be adjusted in an effort to support the Turkish lira.

The bank later said funding would be provided via the policy rate, the one week repo auction rate, instead of through overnight lending from September 14.

In his speech on Friday, Erdogan said Turkey would see the result of central bank's independence after it lifted interest rates, adding that his patience with interest rates had limits.

Turkey is one of the 20 largest sovereign owners of the precious metal and boasts the fifth-biggest consumer demand in the world, according to 2017 data from the World Gold Council. "They'll safe out of this with out the International Monetary Fund and with out resort to capital controls".

Erdogan and his government have cast the lira crisis as an "economic war" against Turkey, repeatedly urging Turks to sell their foreign currency savings to shore up the lira. The Turkish president has accused Washington of protecting coup plotters.

Turkish Airlines is regarded as one of Turkey's crown jewel assets and its size is set to grow further with the move to a giant new Istanbul airport as its main hub in October.

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ANKARA - The Turkish lira traded flat on Friday, as investors weighed the impact of Thursday's hefty 625 basis point rate hike and looked ahead to a new economic plan slated to be unveiled next week. Inflation at that time stood at 15.Four percent, already more than three times the bank's objective of 5 percent.

Turkey's currency and inflationary troubles are also compounded by the threat of steel and aluminium tariffs from the United States as well as sanctions over the detention of an American evangelical pastor. The lira has tumbled 41 percent against the dollar this year in a slide exacerbated by a bitter diplomatic row with the US.

He earlier charged the bank with failing to control inflation and again aired his unorthodox view that low rates bring inflation down. Erdogan then insisted that the bank became once honest and would invent its own choices. "One thing that it demonstrates is that emerging markets cannot decouple from the developed world".

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 147.07 points, or 0.57 percent, to 26,145.99, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 15.26 points, or 0.53 percent, to 2,904.18, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 59.48 points, or 0.75 percent, to 8,013.71. A year ago the economy grew 7.4 percent.

Sorrowful's and S&P maintain consequently downgraded Turkey's debt nearer to non-investment, or junk, territory, and numerous consultants maintain forecast a recession contained in the subsequent year.

The euro was up 0.04 percent at $1.1693 after rising on Thursday on comments from ECB President Mario Draghi that focused on healthy domestic fundamentals, including rapid growth in employment and a rise in wages.


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