By Yeliz Candemir

ISTANBUL--Turkey's current-account deficit widened to $2.26 billion in November from $2.24 billion in the same month of 2015, Turkish central bank data showed Wednesday.

The deficit was slightly lower than the $2.5 billion market consensus estimate, according to economists, and widened from $1.7 billion in October.

The country's annualized current-account gap widened to $33.65 billion in November from $33.62 billion in October.

Turkey's deficit in the January-November period increased to $28.6 billion from $27.2 billion in the same period of 2015, the balance of payments data showed.

Write to Yeliz Candemir at yeliz.candemir@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 11, 2017 03:15 ET (08:15 GMT)

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