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Lira

A term for a currency. It derives its name from "libra," which is the Latin word for a Troy pound of refined silver. It formerly was the name of the currencies in a number of states on the Italian peninsula, including Italy, San Marino and the Vatican. It continues to be the name for currencies in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
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The Sabanci CEO said the holding's written down value had reached over 14 billion Turkish liras, which Kurtul said made Sabanci the biggest holding and company in Turkey.
7% and reached to 13 657 Million Turkish Liras at current prices, increased by 8.
470 billion liras of income tax were withheld between January and March.
47 liras in taxes for a pack of cigarettes that costs 7 liras in total.
Turkey's largest banks continued to produce high profits in the first quarter of the year, with *bank earning over 1 billion Turkish Liras and Yap Kredi saying its profits had risen by 31 percent to 544 million liras in the first three months of the year.
Turkey's main railway company plans to invest more than 20 billion Turkish Liras ($11.
7 million Turkish Liras from bridges and toll roads in the first two months of the year, according to official figures.
Ziraat Bank's CEO Can Akin Caglar said in a statement that bank's assets jumped to 121 billion liras, a 16 percent rise since the beginning of the year.
5 percent to 1,369 million Turkish liras (nearly 960 million USD).