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Independent Turkey economists face court action over inflation figures that challenge official data

ENAGrup is sued over calculations that put yearly price rises at 83% and told to halt work refuting state agency’s rate.
Tourists shop inside spice bazaar at Eminonu district in Istanbul on Dec. 16, 2021.

ISTANBUL — Economists who have presented inflation data contradicting the government’s figures are the latest to come under legal pressure amid Turkey’s largest economic crisis in two decades.

The Inflation Research Group (ENAGrup) is facing a court case that threatens to close it down and bar its members from issuing public statements.

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