Erdogan's new central bank chief signals hope for Turkey's economic turnaround

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    AP English Worldstream - English, 06/09/2023
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      ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed a former U.S.-based bank executive to head the central bank Friday, sending the strongest signal yet that the newly reelected leader might pivot from his unusual economic policies that many blame for worsening a cost-of-living crisis.Hafize Gaye Erkan, 41, is Princeton-educated and will become the first woman to lead the Turkish central bank. She briefly served in 2021 as co-chief executive of First Republic Bank, which last month became the second-largest U.S. bank to fail as its wealthy clients pulled their money during wider turmoil in the sector. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]