Turkey's central bank said Friday it will start holding technical talks with international investors and analysts following the failed July 15 coup. "Regular meetings will be held with investors in financial centers around the world," the bank said in a statement. The bank also said periodic meetings will be held with journalists in order to inform the public and markets about the bank's policy.
Friday's announcement comes as the country's top economic officials have been trying to reassure investors that the failed coup will not cause permanent damage to Turkey's economy. The central bank stepped in on July 17 to provide liquidity to the financial system. The deadly coup attempt began late on July 15 when rogue elements of the Turkish military tried to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.
At least 246 people, including security force members and civilians, were martyred during the failed putsch, while more than 1,500 others were wounded as they protested against the coup attempt.