Jan 03 2018

“Little sweet price rises” – CNN Türk presenter

CNN Türk’s prime-time news presenter described government-sanctioned price rises in 2018 as “little” and “sweet”, in an attempt to underplay their effect, left wing newspaper Evrensel said.

CNN Türk prime-time presenter Duygu Demirdağ used the phrase “little sweet price rises” to announce the rises for 2018, causing a reaction on social media, it reported.

Electricity prices are being hiked by a uniform 8.8 percent, while state fines and charges, including the prices of passports and driving licenses are being raised by 14.47 percent. There was also a 7.25 percent increase in real estate duty.

Consumer price inflation currently stands at 11.9 percent.

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