According to the bank’s international reserves and foreign currency liquidity report, total reserve assets rose 2.6% in January from the end of December.
Foreign currency reserves – in convertible foreign currencies – totaled $51.9 billion, up 7.2% compared to the previous month.
In January, the bank’s gold reserves decreased 2.5% on a monthly basis to $42.2 billion.
Short-term predetermined net drains of the government and the central bank, including foreign currency loans, securities, and foreign exchange deposit liabilities, remained unchanged at $28.2 billion, the report said.
Of these, almost $22.9 billion were in principal repayments and $5.3 billion in interest payments, it added.
Additionally, outstanding foreign exchange and gold liabilities arising from the central bank’s financial derivative activities with resident and non-resident banks stood at $59.3 billion, of which $20.9 billion is due in one month.
Hurriyet Daily News