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Calls to rescind fuel price hike

Fuel prices rose again last week, sparking a wave of anger among trade unions, and demands that the government-imposed hike be rescinded.

Calls to rescind fuel price hike

The latest hefty increase at the pumps, in the face of a slump in the value of the Turksh lira against hard currencies, saw the price of a litre of 98-octane petrol go up from 4.07TL to 4.37TL and 95-octane from 3.88TL to 4.19TL.

Euro diesel went up from 3.83TL to 4.02TL.

The rises mean the cost of 98-octane fuel has risen by 33 kuruş since December, 95- octane by 34 kuruş and Euro diesel by 55 kuruş.

Animal Breeders’ Union chairman Mustafa Naimoğulları demanded officials take “measures” including setting duty on goods imported from Turkey in TL, saying their costs had gone up, while the TL slide had rendered what they were owed by the government “meaningless”.

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