ISTANBUL, April 17 Interest rates are a
'sickness' and must be lowered, an adviser to Turkish President
Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, hours after 'Yes' voters
prevailed in a referendum granting the resident sweeping powers.
In an interview with state-run broadcaster TRT, Erdogan
adviser Yigit Bulut also said he believed Turkey's economic
growth this year was likely to be between 5 to 7 percent, a much
higher forecast than government's existing estimate.
(Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing
by Dominic Evans)