ANKARA, Sept 6 Interest rates must be lowered in
Turkey and the government is in no doubt that the recent
downward trend in rates will be lasting, Deputy Prime Minister
Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday.
He also said at a meeting with bankers that actions against
companies in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt, with the TMSF
state fund seizing control of some firms, had reduced the risk
to the banking system to the minimum level.
(Reporting by Ercan Gurses, Nevzat Devranoglu; Writing by Daren
Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)