Including interest payments of around 7 billion liras ($1.25 billion), expenditures surged 45.7% to some 85.8 billion liras ($15.37 billion).
Official figures showed that non-interest expenditures totaled 78.8 billion liras ($14.12 billion), marking a surplus of nearly 10.7 billion liras ($1.91 billion) in the primary balance.
The Treasury received 400 million liras ($72 million) from the privatization or fund income in July — including transfers by the Turkish Privatization Administration, 4.5G license payments, and land sale revenues.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was around 5.58 at the end of July.
Hurriyet Daily News