Turkey's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek
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Turkey's finance minister says slowdown is 'likely'

18 March 2014 Last updated at 00:12 GMT

Turkey's finance minister says his nation's economy is "likely to slowdown" amid a "collapse" in consumer confidence.

In an interview with the BBC's chief business correspondent, Linda Yueh, Mehmet Simsek said he is "willing to live with more modest growth".

But he says elections in March should provide clarity and help the economy.

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