Fitch affirms Turkey at 'BBB-', revises outlook to negative

20:35, 20 August 2016
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turkey's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-', Fitch Ratings said in its press release.

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The Outlooks have been revised to Negative from Stable. The issue ratings on Turkey's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'BBB-'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'BBB' and the Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency IDRs at 'F3', according to Fitch.

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Political uncertainty is expected to impact economic performance and poses risks to economic policy, Fitch said.

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