Businesses and investors take heat in Turkey's protests

Protesters gather near Taksim Square while riot police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd during a demonstration on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

In Turkey, authorities have bulldozed barricades in Istanbul's Taksim Square, the heart of the protests against the government. There were indications today Prime Minister Erdogan would meet with protesters, but talks may be through intermediaries instead.

In the past few days, Erdogan has lashed out against members of the business community -- among others -- for supporting the protests. He has urged the public to boycott these private businesses and banks saying he wants "throttle financiers" who have hurt his country.

The BBC's Duncan Crawford joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Istanbul to discuss.

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Duncan Crawford is a reporter with the BBC.


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