A Syrian truck carrying Turkish goods enters from Bab al Salam point near the city of Azaz, Syria August 20, 2018. REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi
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In a part of northern Syria that Turkey's army helped rebels capture in 2016, the plunge in value of the Turkish lira has hit hard shopkeepers, medical charities and fighters paid in the currency.For those employed by Turkish-backed authorities and paid in lira, including security forces, an international sell-off of the currency, resulting in it losing around 40 percent of its value to the dollar so far this year, has brought new hardship.The lira has also plunged in value against Syria's official currency, the Damascus-minted Syrian pound.Another man who is paid in Turkish lira in Azaz is Mohammad Sheikho, 53, who works for a medical relief organization.
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