Turkish lira steady after Turkey launches ground assault in Syria

by Reuters
Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:22 GMT

ISTANBUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira was steady against the dollar early on Thursday after Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies launched a ground operation against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria overnight.

The lira was quoted at 5.8671/5.8716 against dollar at 0421 GMT, compared with a day earlier close of 5.8679. It weakened 0.5% on Wednesday when the operation began with air strikes. (Reporting by Ebru Tuncay; Editing by Daren Butler)

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