Turk PM Ecevit under fire for lira float turmoil

Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit faces mounting fury at home after sending the lira currency into freefall to try to curb a financial crisis and resisting pressure to reshuffle his beleaguered government.

Internationally, investors and ratings agencies are watching his government for word on how Turkey plans to run its economy now it has abandoned the mainstay of an $11 billion IMF-backed disinflation and reform plan.

Many blame the turmoil on a public row at the start of the week between t