Tourists change foreign currency to Turkish lira at a currency exchange office in central Istanbul January 2, 2014. The Turkish lira deepened its slide to record lows on Thursday as fears that ... more 
Tourists change foreign currency to Turkish lira at a currency exchange office in central Istanbul January 2, 2014. The Turkish lira deepened its slide to record lows on Thursday as fears that consumption tax hikes would fuel inflation added to concern about the fallout of an unprecedented corruption scandal. In a surprise move, Turkey raised the special consumption taxes on new passenger cars, alcoholic drinks, tobacco products and mobile phones on Wednesday, which analysts estimated could add 1 percent to inflation this year. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:02 AM EST