Turkiye inflation rises to 67%, keeping pressure on central bank 

ISTANBUL: Turkiye’s annual inflation rate climbed to 67.07 percent in February, exceeding expectations and keeping up pressure for tight monetary policy amid strong rises in food, hotel and education prices, official data showed on Monday. 

Shortly before the data, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told local broadcaster BloombergHT that inflation would remain high in the coming months due to base effects and the delayed impact of rate hikes, but would fall in the next 12 months. 

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