October 22nd, 2015
Episode 375 of 836 episodes
Turkey faces economic, financial and political upheaval, not to mention terrorist bombs. It is also home to over two million Syrian refugees. With all eyes on parliamentary elections on 1 November, BBC economics editor Robert Peston reports from Istanbul on what could be the beginning of the end of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power. Leading businesspeople Sani Sener of airport operator Tav and Meral Kurdasi of pensions provider Aviva Sabanci tell Robert what they hope a new government will deliver. Economists Ahmet Akarli and Atilla Yesilada warn of financial risks and looming recession. The Anglo-Turkish writer Alev Scott explains why it has become scary to work as a journalist in the country. And the Ottoman historian Prof Norman Stone explains how he fears things could go badly wrong for Turkey - and for Europe. (Picture: Robert Peston overlooking the Bosphorus; Credit: Laurence Knight/BBC)
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