Sharp drop in Turkish lira triggers protests
21 December 2021 | 2:50 pm
Protesters have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities after the country's currency - the lira - tumbled 15 percent against the US dollar. Many are calling for the government to resign, blaming them for the economic situation.
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