Turkey opens government vegetable stalls in battle with inflation

People shop at a food market in Istanbul, Turkey, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Battling a sharp rise in food costs, Turkish authorities opened their own markets on Monday to sell cheap vegetables directly to shoppers, cutting out retailers who the government has accused of jacking up prices. Crowds queued outside municipality tents to buy tomatoes, onions and peppers in Istanbul’s Bayrampasa district, waiting for an […]

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