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Price hikes in raw materials fuel food inflation, says Turkish chamber
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Stockpiling prompted by the pandemic, price hikes in raw materials, exchange rate volatility, increasing input costs, and speculative acts are among the reasons for food price inflation in Turkey, according to sectoral professionals.

Retail prices of sunflower oil, dairy products, and eggs soared over 25 percent in recent weeks, forcing customers to leave supermarkets with lighter shopping bags amid grumbles.


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Price hikes in raw materials fuel food inflation, says Turkish chamber
My rough estimate is that for things I buy routinely, the prices have almost doubled over the last 18 months. My barber's prices (another litmus test) have gone up from 35TL to 50TL - prices set by the council - in the last 6 months. At the same time small traders can not earn - barber used to open at 07:00, now can't open until 10.

I went to my dentist last week to fix a broken tooth. Long story about how much he had to spend on filtration system and customer safety training, then had to close for months; customer levels below half of normal times; rents still have to be paid. Parting exchange, I said I would see him after this crisis was over, and his reply, full of sincerity, "Perhaps, if I am still here!"



Price hikes in raw materials fuel food inflation, says Turkish chamber
Another price rise. . .

Ankara bumps price of short-term military service to nearly 40,000 liras​

The price of short-term mandatory military service was increased to 39,788 liras. The payment allows for young men to serve 28 days in the military instead of the usual six months.​

Wednesday January 27 2021 12:26 pm

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Turkey's Defense Ministry bumped up the price of the short-term option for mandatory military service to 39,788 Turkish liras, up from 37,070 liras.
Allowing young men to serve 28 days of mandatory military service instead of six months, the paid short-term option received a 13.5 percent price since January 2020, when the price was 35,054 liras.
Meanwhile, a draft bill prepared by ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy ─░smail Kaya suggested that the price for citizens living abroad be calculated based on the dollar-lira exchange rate at the time.
Currently, citizens living abroad calculate the fees they need to pay for military service based on the rates reported by the Turkish Central Bank on the first day of the year.
The draft bill is most likely a response to the tumultuous year the Turkish lira had, during which the currency observed record devaluation against the dollar.
Military service for men over 18 is mandatory in Turkey, and the only option for exemption is to express "conscientious rejection," which often leads to a person being labeled as unpatriotic, or to present a medical report proving homosexuality.


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