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FSA takes hit with slump of Turkish lira

The collapse of the Turkish lira paralyzed markets in Operation Euphrates Shield areas and is harming the livelihood of more than 100,000 families.

ALEPPO, Syria — The record freefall of the Turkish lira (TL) against the US dollar has added to the misfortune of the Syrian opposition in the Operation Euphrates Shield areas in the north and northeastern Aleppo countryside.

The repercussions of the depreciation were most visible in this area since a large segment of its Syrian residents are civil servants and fighters who receive their salaries in TL.

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