BY ALAATTIN AKTAS Turkey’s annual foreign trade deficit (FTD), which totaled USD 43.5bn in October 2021, rose to USD 58.1bn in February. The monthly FTD, which stood at USD 3.1bn in January 2021, jumped to USD 10.3bn in January 2022. The monthly FTD rose from USD 3.3bn to USD 8.1bn in February year on year....
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