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Erdogan fires top banker, exits rights treaty

In a brace of late-night decisions on Friday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the country’s central bank chief and announced Ankara’s unilateral withdrawal from a key international women’s rights treaty. This pullout from the Istanbul Convention sparked protests across the country Saturday, while many economists and investors feared a major currency meltdown, come Monday. […]