ISTANBUL

Turkey’s business community expects a stronger Turkish economy and faster growth rate in the coming days.

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices expanded by 0.9% year-on-year in the third quarter to reach 1.15 trillion Turkish liras ($201.9 billion).

Rifat Hisarciklioglu, the chairman of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), said the growth rate of 0.9% was the first sign of recovery.

The narrowing period during the last three quarters has ended raising hopes for the future, he said.

The Turkish economy posted 2.6% growth in 2018, narrowing in the last quarter. It slipped to

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