Turkey probes Reuters for early release of inflation data

07 December, 13:53

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, DECEMBER 7 - Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz announced on Thursday that his ministry has launched an investigation into the Reuters news agency after it released data about Turkish inflation 17 minutes before the data were made public by Turkish authorities. Yilmaz, as Anatolia news agency reports, said the results of the investigation will be shared with the public after it is completed. October's inflation numbers were released on Monday by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). TurkStat head Birol Aydemir said Reuters had released the numbers 17 minutes before TurkStat using an illegal method, without elaborating on the type of method. (ANSAmed).

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