Hunger line reaches minimum wage in Turkey

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People walk in a long corridor lined by Turkish flags in a historic bazaar in the central Sultanahmet district of Istanbul on August 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yasin AKGUL

According to the most recent research on the hunger line in Turkey, in the month of January a family of four had to spend 2,008 Turkish lira to remain above the hunger line.

The study was conducted by workers union Türk-İş and released on Monday.

The minimum monthly wage for 2019 in Turkey is 2,020 lira.

The same study also found that the poverty line for a family of four is 6,543 lira.

The study took into account only the basic food expenses for a family of four. The poverty line includes the cost of rent and utilities as well.

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