Turkey Peeks Under Mattress In Bid To Curb Deficit
-- Turkish government mulls new steps to persuade Turks to bank gold
-- Banks considering more interest-yielding gold accounts
-- Moves form one front in battle to curb current-account deficit
By Yeliz Candemir and Joe Parkinson
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
ISTANBUL (Dow Jones)--Faced with a bloated current-account deficit that threatens to derail Turkey's rapid expansion, the Turkish government is foraging for savings in an old-fashioned corner of the economy: under the mattresses.
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