ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 09: People wearing protective face masks shop ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan on a busy market street on April 09, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey announced more than 55,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24hrs,  a new daily record since the start of the pandemic. Turkey recently lifted restrictions allowing restaurants and cafes to reopen for indoor and outdoor dining during limited hours. Fears are growing that coronavirus cases will continue to rise as the country prepares to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan starting on April 13.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The Central Bank of Turkey said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, as an instrument of payment. Photo: Get

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