Lira Plunges After Erdogan Appoints Co-CEO Of Failed First Republic Bank As New Central Bank Governor

The currency Lira has plunged after President of Turkey Erdogan appointed Hafize Gaye Erkan, the co-CEO of the failed First Republic Bank, as the new Central Bank Governor.

Turkish President Erdogan, fresh from his re-election as president, has named Hafize Gaye Erkan as the new central bank head – and first ever female CBRT governor – replacing Sahap Kavcioglu in a move that some optimists claim may signal an attempt at returning to more conventional monetary policy (spoiler: it won’t). But even if it does mean the attempted end of Erdoganomics, the outcome will be another disaster for the Turkish economy for the simple reason that Erkan was formerly co-CEO of the failed First Republic Bank, and before that she of course worked at Goldman Sachs. Her current job will be to oversee the failure of Turkey, and take as much of the blame as possible even though the real culprit is someone else entirely.

Hafize Gaye Erkan 

The announcement, made through a decree in the Official Gazette, completes a makeover of Erdogan’s top economic team after Mehmet Simsek’s appointment as treasury and finance minister. In his time as governor, Kavcioglu never deviated from Erdogan’s belief that lowering interest rates can slow inflation.

And now that Turkey is out of reserves, even if Erdogan wants to put an end to the devastating MMT episode he put his country through, there simply is no more money.

According to experts, Germany’s recession is seen as the first falling domino within the EU, given that Germany has long been the flagship and a powerhouse of Europe.

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