Public sector on the hook for $33.3bn, private sector for $147.5bn.
Figure still well behind record high of $170.4bn recorded in mid-February.
Shares see negative movement of $1.3bn while government debt instruments shed $876mn. Corporate bonds down $493mn.
External debt stock leapt by 31% m/m to TRY574bn due to severe depreciation in the lira.
Commercial lenders in the country have pulled as much as $4.5bn worth of gold reserves since mid-June in an apparent effort to avert a liquidity crisis amid the nosediving Turkish lira.
Despite stimulus measures number of shifted residential properties down 2% in first eight months of year.
Companies on the hook to repay $70.5bn within a year.
House and apartment owners contended with figures of 10.48% and 15.85%, respectively.
Country’s economic woes are eating at consumer confidence and prompting a tightening of belts.
Joblessness rate moves into double figures. Youth unemployment climbs sharply from 17.8% to 19.4%.
Decline is worst monthly performance seen in the year to date and came as Turkey's currency crisis and economic turmoil took hold.
Deterioration announced in advance of September 20 release of Medium Term Programme in which substantial fiscal tightening is expected amid country’s difficult economic straits.
Analysts, however, think figure pre-dates country’s descent into severe economic difficulty and stick to prediction that a deep recession is around the corner.
The annual rise was supported by a number of salary hikes in the public sector and a rise in the minimum wage. However, compared to other EU member states, labour remains cheap.
The main index of the Bucharest Stock Exchange advanced by 4.4% in January-August while emerging markets benchmarks stayed in the red.
Employers in two Southeast European economies report robust hiring intentions, as global picture remains positive despite looming trade wars and Brexit uncertainty, ManpowerGroup survey shows.
Serbia holds top spot worldwide in terms of jobs created by foreign direct investors relative to its population size, with fellow Central and Southeast European countries dominating the top 10 locations, IBM's Global Location Trends report shows.
Causes of the high profitability include banks cleaning up their portfolios, the rise in interest rates and consolidation within the sector.
Data underlines acceleration in the pace of the rebalancing seen in the crisis-hit Turkish economy.
"Remarkable and simply dreadful print. Clear evidence now of a very hard landing in Turkey," says analyst.