The growth of the Turkish economy for 2019 is expected to come in at 0.6%, according to an Anadolu Agency survey on Thursday.

A panel of 17 economists projected the country’s GDP rose 0.6% in 2019, varying between 0.2% and 0.9%.

Economists’ forecast for the last quarter of 2019 was 5.1% on average, with the lowest figure at 4.2% and the highest at 6.1%.

The Turkish economy grew by 7.4% in 2018, while it narrowed by 2.8% in the last quarter of 2018. It continued to shrink in the first two quarters of 2019 by 2.8% and 2.3%, respectively.

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