ANKARA Jan 28 Turkish Central Bank Governor
Erdem Basci said on Tuesday that currency volatility in the last
week had prompted the decision to hold an extraordinary monetary
policy committee meeting later on Tuesday.
The bank is due to make a statement after that meeting at
midnight local time (2200 GMT).
The lira had extended its losses in the last week and set a
series of record lows against the dollar after the central bank
left its main interest rates unchanged at a previous policy
meeting last Tuesday, despite market calls for a hike.
(Reporting by Seda Sezer and Daren Butler, writing by Alexandra
Hudson, editing by Ayla Jean Yackley)