Turkish interior ministry to investigate social media comments on economy

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s interior ministry said on Monday it was taking necessary legal measures on social media posts regarding the dollar exchange rate that create a negative perception of the economy .

It said 346 social media accounts that posted comments about the weakening of the lira “in a provocative way” have been identified since Aug. 7 and legal action has been launched.

Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Daren Butler

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