Turkey's lira hit a new all-time low of 31 to the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, continuing a recent steady decline that has seen it shed some 40% of its value since the start of 2023.

The currency touched a record low of 31.0035 by 1247 GMT, bringing its losses so far this year to nearly 5%.

(Reporting by Huseyin Hayatsever and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler)