ISTANBUL

The Turkish Treasury will repay debts worth 108.1 billion Turkish liras (some $15.5 billion) in the August-October period, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Thursday.

The Treasury will repay 12.5 billion Turkish liras ($1.79 billion) in external debts, including 10.1 billion Turkish liras ($1.45 million) in interest payments.

For the next three months, 95.6 billion Turkish liras ($13.7 billion) of domestic debt redemption is also projected — with around 26.3 billion Turkish liras ($3.77 billion) of this amount in interest payments, while the rest principal payment.

According to the ministry’s borrowing strategy, the Treasury will borrow 77.5 billion Turkish liras ($11.1 billion) from domestic markets in the next three months.

The Treasury has projected to hold 20 bond auctions and direct sale of lease certificates — no planned external borrowing — in August-October period.

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