World Bulletin / News Desk
Official reserve assets rose by 4 percent, compared to $107.6 billion as of July 31, according to the bank's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity report.
In August, foreign currency reserves -- in convertible foreign currencies -- rose to $89.97 billion, a monthly increase of 4.1 percent.
As another sub-item of official reserve assets, gold reserves -- including gold deposits and, if appropriate, gold swapped -- climbed 4.3 percent last month to reach $20.5 billion, compared to the previous month.
At the end of August 2016, the bank's total reserves were $122.9 billion, including $102.2 billion in foreign currency along with $19.2 billion in gold reserves.
Over the past 10 years, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) official reserve assets rose nearly 39 percent, from $76.4 billion at the end of 2007 to last year's close of some $106 billion.
In mid-December 2013, the bank's total reserves saw a historic high of nearly $136 billion, including some $21 billion in gold reserves.