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Turks pays twice EU average for alcohol

June 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM   |   Comments

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 22 (UPI) -- Consumers in Turkey pay twice what other European citizens pay for alcoholic beverages, government statistics said.

The state-run Turkish Statistical Institute said while food costs less in Turkey than in the rest of the European Union, alcohol costs consumers 205 percent more than the EU average.

The Hurriyet Daily News said the hefty tabs are largely due to high taxes on alcohol.

The government has moved to ban the sale of alcohol between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., which has sparked a series of protests connected to the recent demonstrations in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park.

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