Instability casts cloud over Turkish economy
While neighbouring economies in Europe have struggled in recent years, Turkey has enjoyed a rapidly growing economy, with the tourism industry flourishing and wages rising.
But as violent protests spread across the country last week, many business took a financial hit and the country's stock market plunged.
The government has been quick to dismiss the idea that the demonstrations could spark a "Turkish Spring", but is it now set for tougher times?
Simon Atkinson reports.