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      Archive: 12/31/2013

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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      Turkey Protests Hurting the Economy

      Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, said on Monday that recent protests against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have caused the country $100 billion in economic damage.

      The stock exchange in Istanbul has plummeted by more than 6% in recent days, and the Turkish lira fell to a new low.