The usually bustling open market in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul was half full on Sunday.
Shop owners had increased their prices twenty per cent over the past two weeks.
- Fariba Nawa
- The New Yorker
The cost of a package of eggs had risen by fifty per cent in a week; the price of bananas imported from Latin America had doubled.
Aynur Keskin, a homemaker with two school-aged children, bought a few items and shook her head, dismayed at the rising inflation, a result of the country’s ailing economy and the plummeting Turkish lira.
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