Turkey’s currency

Today the currency of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey is Turkish Líra (tour. Türk Lirası) - TL

1 Turkish Lira = 100 kurus.

In the late 20 and early 21st century as a result, of high inflation Turkish Lira devalued strongly and on January 1, 2005, was denominated and replaced by the new Turkish Lira (tour. Yeni Türk Lirası). 1 0000 0000 YTL of old model were changed to 1 New Turkish Lira.

During the transitional period from 2005 to 2008 years the Turkish currency was officially called "new Lira", and the coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 new kuruş and 1 new Lira were issued.

January 1, 2009,  the Turkish lira was introduced without the prefix "new", banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Turkish Liras have been printed. Sample coins 2009 year just got rid of the prefix "Yeni" and portraits of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on them is now repetitive.


On March 1, 2012, it was announced that the Turkish Lira has a unique character. Its author is Tulay Lale (Tülay Lale), whose proposal was approved during the contest, in which 8000 applications took part.
The symbol is a double erased letter L (on tour. Lirası, English LIRA).
In 2012, the symbol is included in the Unicode standard. The code is U + 20BA.