Turkish President calls on Turks to convert dollar, euros into lira

Reuters
Turkey Published: May 26, 2018, 08:31 PM(IST)

File photo of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph:( Reuters )

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks on Saturday to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, as he sought to bolster the ailing currency which has lost some 20 per cent of its value against the US currency this year.

"My brothers who have dollars or euros under their pillow. Go and convert your money into lira. We will thwart this game together," Erdogan said at a rally in the eastern city of Erzurum ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24.

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