Turkish Lira
Turkish lira. Image Credit: Reuters

Hong Kong: The Turkish lira collapsed more than 17 per cent Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the country’s market-friendly central bank chief.

The currency fell to as low as 8.47 per US dollar in early trade Monday, having closed at 7.22 at the end of last week, after Naci Agbal was replaced by former ruling party lawmaker Sahap Kavcioglu. It later recovered slightly to sit at 8.09.