Turkish governor is dismissed after clash with president

Murat Çetinkaya
Murat Çetinkaya, who was dismissed as Turkish central bank governor

Turkey’s president told political allies that he had dismissed the governor of the country’s central bank for failing to obey demands to bring down interest rates, local media reported.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dismissed governor Murat Çetinkaya in an official letter sent early on July 6, locally-based reporters said. Turkish newspaper Hürriyet said Erdoğan told officials of his Islamist political party, Justice and Development, that he had dismissed Çetinkaya for ignoring the

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