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Mehmet Simsek - Finance Minister, Turkey

Zeinab Badawi is in Ankara to speak to Turkey's finance minister, Mehmet Simsek. Following the response to the anti-government demonstrations, critics at home and abroad are pointing to an increasingly authoritarian style of political leadership in Turkey. Why have protests erupted across the country like never before under the ruling AK party? And did the initial crackdown by the security forces actually strengthen the protesters?

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Jun 2013 10:35


Role Contributor
InterviewerZeinab Badawi
Interviewed GuestMehmet Simsek