Mehmet Şimşek : Deputy PM Mehmet Simsek says 'dust will settle, fundamentals matter'

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek:

"The run on the lira is a glass-half-empty stance. Even with occasional delays, the central bank has acted in the past.

“It should and will act again," said Simsek.

Simsek -- who tweeted the remarks in response to online comments from London-based Nomura International strategist Timothy Ash -- said price stability was among the fundamental priorities of Turkey's economy.

Simsek also wrote: "Dust will settle, fundamentals matter."

In earlier tweets, Ash had stressed the Turkish economy's positives, such as: sound public finances; strong banks and pro-business culture; diversified trade and entrepreneurial spirit.

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