Turkish Finance Minister “Sticks Two Fingers Up” to the Public Over Inflation

3 Aug 2022
Turkish Finance Minister “Sticks Two Fingers Up” to the Public Over Inflation
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Nureddin Nebati, Minister of Treasury and Finance, said  in a live broadcast that while chatting with a foreign country’s minister about the rocketing inflation in Turkey, he told him that “I can go out and mingle with the public even with this high inflation rate while you cannot do it with 10%”. 

Nebati’s remarks have become a political issue in itself and immediately led to a public outcry all over social media. 

Turkey’s unofficial consumer inflation rate rose by 176% in July compared with a year earlier according to ENAG, a credible independent research group. TUIK (official statistics agency) put the figure at 79.6%. 

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