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Protesters in Turkey demanded the resignation of the authorities after the collapse of the lira exchange rate – RBK

Earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish currency for the first time began to cost more than 13 lira per dollar. Protesters demanded the resignation of the government and members of the ruling party

Protests took place in Ankara and Istanbul after a record fall in the exchange rate of the lira against the dollar, informs Cumhuriyet. Their participants demanded the resignation of the government and members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

The protests began on Tuesday evening and took place in different districts of the capital and Istanbul. In Ankara, police tried to interfere with protesters, including setting up barriers. Participants of the rallies dispersed to nearby lanes, but then gathered again in a march, Cumhuriyet reports.

Posted on Twitter video from the Kurtulush district of Istanbul, police are seen trying to stop a crowd of protesters by blocking off a street. On one more video the protesters can be heard chanting “Government – resign!”

In Istanbul, residents also demonstrated in front of the Central Bank building. Some held a placard that read, “You have done your job badly, you will be judged, let the government resign.”

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