Turkish lira falls to another historic low against US dollar
Early on April 4, the lira was at 4.01 against the dollar and 4.93 against the euro.
The loss in the Turkish currency’s value came after China’s plans to impose tariffs on more than 100 different American products with a trading value of over $50 billion, swiftly firing back at the U.S. hours after the Trump administration made similar proposals.
The latest weakening trend also came one day after official data showed the country’s annual inflation rate was still above 10 percent.
According to analysts, Turkey’s high inflation and current account deficit, as well as an escalation in its geopolitical risks, have played a key role in pushing down the lira’s value.