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Turkish PM rejects IMF demand on tax administration

ANKARA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has rejected three IMF demands, including giving the country’s tax administration autonomous status, Sabah newspaper said on Wednesday.

Turkey and the International Monetary Fund are locked in negotiations for a major loan deal to help the country shore up its economy during the financial crisis.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan also rejected IMF demands to press taxpayers to declare the source of their incomes and to cancel a law for transferring funds to the municipalities.

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