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Interest payments top education, healthcare in Ankara’s 2022 budget 

Funds allocated to interest payments account for 13% of all spending in Ankara’s draft budget for next year, outstripping education and healthcare spending.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people's view of government budgets, with the focus shifting from deficits to cushioning the fallout of the pandemic. 

Amid rising public needs for healthcare and economic support, many governments have put the emphasis on social well-being, braving larger budget deficits. Yet, others, like the Turkish government, have been tightfisted, keeping deficits in check but forcing millions of citizens into debt.

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