Former deputy PM Canikli 'attended cenbank chief's briefing to Erdoğan'
Turkey's newly-installed Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal briefed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 8, sources told Reuters, adding that former deputy prime minister Nurettin Canikli also attended the meeting. The meeting was held on the same day of Finance Minister Berat Albayrak's resignation announcement.
Turkey's newly-installed Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal briefed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 8, sources familiar with the matter said, adding that former deputy prime minister Nurettin Canikli also attended the meeting to provide technical details.
The meeting came on the same day as the shock resignation of Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, who cited health reasons.
A day earlier Erdoğan appointed Ağbal to replace former bank chief Murat Uysal. No reason was given for the move, but officials said the depreciation in the lira was to blame.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Servet Bayındır, member of the presidency's economic policies council, also attended the briefing, which came after Ağbal held talks with banking sector executives earlier on Nov. 8.
One source said Ağbal held separate meetings with the head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) as well as economists about developments in the economy.Turkish Lira gains value following Albayrak's resignation announcement