August 31, 2018 / 4:55 AM / 20 days ago

Turkish lira weakens 1 percent against dollar

ISTANBUL, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira traded at 6.73 against the dollar on Friday, weakening more than 1 percent from the close a day earlier when it tumbled after news that central bank deputy governor Erkan Kilimci is leaving the bank.

The lira closed at 6.6500 on Thursday and touched a level of 6.8994 overnight before rebounding to the current level of 6.73.

Reporting by Can Sezer; Editing by Daren Butler

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