The central bank also intervened directly in the forex market on Friday, selling nearly $2 billion, and sold another $750 million in an auction, boosting the lira as far as 1.8510 against the dollar.
The central bank said on Monday it will hold a one-week intraday repo auction instead of its regular one-week fixed-rate repo auction.
Central Bank Governor Erdem Başçı said last week the bank could hold intraday one-week repos within the framework of the bank's open market operations strategy on "exceptional days". He also said that the bank may sell foreign currency directly on such days without defining exceptional days.
Turkish economy minister said on Monday Turkey's December exports rose 4.5 percent to $12.1 billion.
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