Mehmet Simsek - Finance Minister, Turkey

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? Zeinab Badawi is in Ankara to speak to Turkey’s finance minister, Mehmet Simsek.

(Image: Mehmet Simsek, Credit: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mon 24 Jun 2013 19:06 GMT