>> It's not just in Turkey where the effects of a plunging lira are being felt. In these parts of Northern Syria, the currency crisis has hit shopkeepers, medical charities, and fighters. The Turkish Army helped rebels capture the city of Azaz in 2016. They've now turned away from their military role to a longer term one of stabilization.
Intertwining the area's economy with its own. This fighter complains his salary is now worthless. The fact that a currency crisis across the border is being felt here, points to how the involvement of a regional or global power in the war torn country can change things for the people on the ground.
Turkey, Iran, Russia, and the US each have forces deployed in Syria. In the areas, it has helped allied rebels to capture. Turkey has funded health, education services, and trained local police. Recently have joined insurgent factions together into a new armed force. Employees of the Turkish-backed local authorities and security forces are all paid in lira.
Sales are down and shopkeepers are also frustrated. But in Syria, people have to stick with the currency of the side that supports them.