Lira’s new symbol confuses Bulgarian, Greek tourists
EDİRNE - Anatolia News Agency
A tradesman at a bazaar in the province of İzmit marks the price of lemons with the new lira sign. Stall holders at bazaars across Turkey have started using the sign. Hürriyet photoBulgarian and Greek tourists visiting Turkey’s northwestern province Edirne confused Turkey’s recently-launched currency symbol with the Euro sign, prompting local sellers in the bazaar to stop using it.
Local fish sellers in the province started to use the abbreviation TL rather than the new lira symbol announced by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“We really liked the new symbol for the lira and wrote it on our price tags immediately,” Yasem Erem, a local fisherman said, adding he stopped using the symbol as many tourists confused the symbol with the Euro sign.
However, merchants across the country, stall holders in special, started using the sign starting from the weekend.