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In Istanbul, among the Turks affected by the collapse of the lira and disappointed by Erdogan: “We are not the Chinese of the Middle East”

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ISTANBUL – In the family shop he has been running for thirty years, Metin has begun to change the price tags every week. “A kilo of lentils a year ago cost 8 lire, today 20, who knows how much it will cost tomorrow”, he says, touching his head as if to find the solution to a complicated puzzle.

Metin lives in Kasimpasa, a working class neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul.

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