Central Bank keeps interest rates steady
After the committee's seventh Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the year, the bank said in a statement: "The strong recovery in the global demand, increasing trend of commodity prices, supply constraints in some sectors and the rise in transportation costs have led to producer and consumer price increases internationally."
"The effects of the rising global inflation and inflation expectations on international financial markets remain significant," it added.
A total of 15 economists surveyed by Anadolu Agency last week forecast no change in interest rates.
The bank had also kept its benchmark interest rate constant at 19 percent in its previous Monetary Policy Committee meeting last month.
Turkey's annual inflation rate stands at 17.53 percent in June, according to the latest data from the Turkish Statistical Institute.