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Turkey sees budget deficit at 1.8 pct by 2015 -Babacan

Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:08 AM ET

ANKARA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Turkey's budget deficit is expected to fall to 1.8 percent of GDP by 2015 from 2.3 percent this year, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Tuesday, unveiling the government's medium-term economic programme.

Babacan also said he expected the primary surplus to increase to 1.1 percent of GDP by 2015 from 0.8 percent in 2013.

(Writing by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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Keywords: TURKEY ECONOMY/BUDGET