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Bread, meat and a blame game: food prices fuel Turkish inflation

Bread, meat and a blame game: food prices fuel Turkish inflation
February 05, 2016, Friday/ 11:57:26/ REUTERS

Standing amid a jumble of food stalls in an İstanbul market, 61-year-old Gülşen Yüce wonders how she can stretch an already tight budget to make ends meet as food prices rise week after week. Inflation has become Turkey's biggest economic challenge, hitting the pockets of ordinary people even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling party have built their reputation largely on economic growth and stability. "A head of lettuce is 5 lira and

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