ISTANBUL, March 19 (Reuters) - Foreign currency deposits and funds, including precious metals, held by Turkish individuals and corporates edged down to $200.76 billion as of March 13, central bank data showed on Thursday.
A week earlier it stood at a record high of $201.70 billion.
Turks have flocked to hard currencies since the lira fell nearly 30% against the dollar two years ago. It has fallen another 8.5% so far this year as investors weigh the global impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The central bank’s gross forex reserves fell to $72.47 billion as of March 13, from $75.14 billion a week earlier, data also showed. (Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun Editing by Dominic Evans)