Turkish lira firms slightly after Russia deal on Syria

by Reuters
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 05:49 GMT

ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira strengthened slightly on Wednesday after Turkey and Russia reached a deal to remove Kurdish YPG militia fighters and their weapons from the Turkey-Syria border strip.

The lira stood at 5.8050 against the U.S. currency at 0547 GMT, firming from a close of 5.8100 on Tuesday.

Turkey said early on Wednesday there was no need to launch another operation in northern Syria, ending a cross-border military offensive after a U.S. brokered truce. (Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Daren Butler)

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