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in Turkey soaring food prices our political hot potato president tell you pedal on his label supermarkets the high prices food terrorists this is the government's frontline in the battle with inflation , they've opened their in stools to sell cheap fruits and vegetables directly to shoppers in a move to cuss how retailers who the government is accused of hiking prices tomatoes onions and peppers a rule half the price say compared to the shops and local elections are coming up food prices surged thirty one percent year on year in January and they're now less than two months to go before locals head to the polls at a once A. K. policy faces a tough challenge to maintain support traders blame storms in techies farming region for the feet price hikes as well as rising costs of labor and transports should do to go about this president has vowed to punish wholesale vendors trying to keep prices artificially high and said the discounts will be extended to include rice impulses as well as cleaning products with some local say wondering if these markets will remain open after the March vote the radio but in Ankara and Istanbul and control of these two cities hangs in the balance