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Following the recent elections, Chief Analyst at Danske Bank Jakob Christensen assessed the prospects for the Turkish currency.

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“On Monday night and early morning the TRY joined celebrations of Erdo ÄŸan supporters, strengthening clearly against the USD to 4.60″.

“As we expected, ErdoÄŸan’s victory in the first round combined with guaranteed majority of pro-ErdoÄŸan forces in the parliament have become TRY positive. The President’s full mandate would mean that more fiscal austerity could be undertaken in 2018 already, while Turkey’s central bank could continue with current tight monetary policy in order to tame inflation and TRY’s volatility”.

“While the global EM sentiment remains negative for the TRY, long-term prospects could start looking brighter if the fiscal side improves and free floating regime is left to stabilise current imbalances. We expect the TRY to be extremely sensitive to political statements and possible protests related to the snap election results this week”.