Quotes: Turkey’s Lira Problem

“We are beginning to see echoes of the old practice of asking friends traveling abroad to bring back electronics, clothes and even books, as we did in the 1980s, when Turkey was yet to liberalize its economy and a pack of Marlboro Reds was considered a generous gift.”

quoted in the New York Times

5 thoughts on “Quotes: Turkey’s Lira Problem

      • Ah you went to the forbidden lands… I visited the historic site of Ani on the Turkish/ Georgian border and there were big signs forbidding photographs of the Soviet border and their territory. At least we were allowed to look in the direction of the Soviet Union….


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