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ISTANBUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank governorErdem Basci said on Friday the bank will maintain its cautiousstance regarding pricing behavior, with inflation set to stayabove its 5 percent target for some time.

Basci also said growth would pick up in the last quarter of2012 and the economy would come close to its potential growthrate in 2013, according to a presentation he made at theIMF-World bank meetings in Tokyo and released on Friday.

(Writing by Seltem Iyigun; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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