Essentials become luxury for some in Turkey amid record-high inflation

Vegetable seller Ferhat Dogan at a market in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district. PHOTO: DENIZ BARIS NARLI
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ISTANBUL - As Mr Ferhat Dogan mists leeks, lettuce and spring onions with water at his vegetable stall in a busy market in Istanbul's Besiktas district, shoppers constantly interrupt him with one question.

"How much?" they ask, often with trepidation.

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