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Annie Gugliotta

Hard Numbers: Turkish lira crashes, French kids stabbed, Senegal closes consulates, German subs made in India, Costa Rican croc gets (self) pregnant

23.16: On Wednesday, the Turkish lira plummeted 7% to a record low of 23.16 per US dollar. But oddly enough, that's good news for Turkey's economy, since letting the currency fall is a sign that newly reelected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might abandon his unorthodox policies known as Erdonomics.

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Luisa Vieira

The Graphic Truth: Erdonomics vs. Turkish economy

This week, Turkey’s annual inflation rate reached 83.45%, a 24-year high. And that's just the official number — independent experts believe the actual figure is more than 186%, which means prices have almost tripled.

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