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Elif Shafak - Author

In recent years, Turkey has been seen as a bulwark of stability and democracy in a neighbourhood disfigured by political turmoil and communal conflict. But now, Turkey is wrestling with its own demons.

Mass protests against the alleged authoritarianism of the Erdogan Government, have prompted a harsh police response. Stephen Sackur talks to leading Turkish writer and political activist Elif Shafak - what is Turkey's spasm of unrest really about?

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Jun 2013 04:30


Role Contributor
InterviewerStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestElif Shafak