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Increased Power for Turkey's President Criticised

April 17th, 2017

Episode 1012 of 1091 episodes

Sweeping new powers have been granted to the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a referendum. However, as the BBC's Selin Girit on the ground explains, there has been much criticism of the result - and the voting process itself. We also speak to businesses in the country - from hotels to media - to hear how recent events in Turkey contributed to the public's decision. China's economic growth has surpassed expectations. We hear from people in the streets of the financial district of Shanghai, and the BBC's Karishma Vaswani explains how far the good news goes to allay fears over China's unstable economic growth. And finally, three months since Donald Trump became America's president, we assess how far along he has come towards fulfilling his targets for the American car industry. President Trump has urged US industry to make its cars inside America rather than importing them from countries like Mexico. The BBC's Vincent Dowd reports from Motor City, Detroit - once the heart of the vehicle manufacturing.

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