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Ahmet Davutoglu: 'We respect these voices'

Turkey's foreign minister discusses the ongoing protests in his country and the government's take on other issues.

Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013 10:14
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Protesters have faced off with riot police in the centre of Istanbul, with demonstrations dragging on for over two weeks, and the world’s media continuing to focus its attention on Turkey.

People have full right of demonstration ... and sometimes these demonstrations may go quite high ... but it doesn't mean that there is any extraordinary situation in Turkey.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Is this the beginning of the 'Turkish Spring' as some have billed it?

Or are these protests being orchestrated by foreign powers attempting to settle scores with Ankara over its foreign policy?

There have been few interviews with Turkey’s most senior politicians, but our correspondent sat down with the country's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss the current crisis and get his government’s take on a number of other issues.

In this episode we also discuss Turkey’s relationship with Iran and President elect Hassan Rouhani’s election victory.

We also feature a frank discussion about the ongoing war in Syria, the humanitarian situation there and whether or not Turkey will intervene militarily.

On this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discusses some hot topics in his country and abroad. 

 

 

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