In Dec, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan made a call for Turks to convert their foreign currency holdings to local currency.
ANKARA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Foreign currency deposits held by local investors in Turkey rose to $148.8 billion in the week ending Feb. 17 from $147.09 billion a week earlier, central bank data showed on Thursday.
In December, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan made a call for Turks to convert their foreign currency holdings to the local currency in a bid to support lira. The lira has this month rebounded from sharp losses at the start of 2017.
(Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu; Writing by Daren Butler) ((email@example.com; +90-212-350 7053; Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org))