The Only Game in Town

Even TV game shows in Turkey struggle in an economy gone haywire. The network producing the popular show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'? are calling it 'Who Wants to Be a 500 Billionaire'? Even so, the lira jackpot is worth 45% less in dollar terms than it was after a devaluation crisis that started two months ago. In one recent episode a young man in the hot seat won 500 million Turkish lira, worth about $400 dollars and a round of applause for knowing that Kemal Dervis — the new Economics Minister and the man charged with pulling Turkey back...

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