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LIRA. The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house, the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six mills. Act of March 22, 1846. The lira of the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, and the lira of Tuscany, at sixteen cents. Act of March 22, 1846.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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No official reason was given for the sacking, but government sources cited Erdogan's frustration that the bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 24% since last September to support the ailing lira currency.
STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS:The lira has also been under pressure from domestic political developments.Currency volatility in the run-up to local elections on Sunday led the central bank to suspend one-week repo auctions, a move seen by analysts as a "back door" tightening that reignited worries that the central bank was under pressure from politicians to lower its policy rate.
On the lighter side, the Turkish lira equals to PKR 19 rupees currently, almost a record low considering that in June the lira equalled PKR 30.
The fresh lira collapse on Sunday night hit Asian shares, weakened South Africa`s rand and drove demand in global markets for safe currencies including the dollar, Swiss franc and yen.
"The Turkish lira has finally found some support after two days of intense selling that triggered panic across the markets," said Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at, adding that the lira had clawed back most of the previous day's losses.
Where the specialists in currency trading stressed that the slippage of the value of the lira will not be dealt with superficial actions and must be radical treatments with more moderate political positions, especially with the United States and the European Group, which takes Turkey's positions on human rights
This article will explore the historic context behind the Turkish lira's woos since the formation of modern Turkey, investigating key economic factors and attempting to answer the above questions.
Many point to growing concerns over Turkish debt and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's announced intention to exert more control over monetary policy as the reasons behind the plunge in the value of the lira.
The Turkish lira (TRY) has repeatedly reached new lows in the recent weeks, having accumulated a loss of more than 15 per cent against the US dollar year-to-date.
What happened throughout the game, though, shocked Lira.
For some of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's aides, the mere suggestion that the central bank should raise interest rates as the lira slides through new record lows amounts to a plot against the state.