ANKARA

The Turkish private sector’s outstanding loans received from abroad continued to drop in October from end-2018, the country’s Central Bank announced Monday. 

The sector’s long-term debts totaled $193.1 billion as of October, falling $16.3 billion from the end of December last year, the Central Bank of Turkey said in a statement.

It noted that 45.5% of the long-term debts in the month were held by financial institutions.

Some 60.8% of Turkey’s private sector long-term debt was in U.S. dollars, with 33.7% in euros, 3.9% in Turkish liras, and 1.6% in other currencies.

The sector’s short-term loans — debt that

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