Turkish c/a deficit excluding energy $190 mln in Aug -finmin

ANKARA, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Turkey's current account deficit narrowed more sharply in August, falling to $190 million excluding energy import payments, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told Reuters on Thursday.

Turkey's current account deficit narrowed to $1.18 billion in August from a revised $4.097 billion a month earlier, central bank data showed on Thursday, below a Reuters poll forecast for a deficit of $1.750 billion.

(Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Seltem Iyigun)

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