May 13, 2019 / 5:06 AM / 11 days ago

Turkish lira firmer, below 6.0 against dollar in early trade

ISTANBUL, May 13 (Reuters) - The Turkish lira strengthened further below 6.0 against the dollar in early trade on Monday, extending gains late last week, with two sources saying state banks sold around $4.5 billion last week.

The lira stood at 5.9685 against the U.S. currency at 0505 GMT, firming from a close of 5.9955 on Friday, having hit its weakest level in more than seven months at 6.2460 on Thursday. (Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu; Editing by Daren Butler)

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