Turkey Deputy PM: 'It was a nightmare'
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Turkey Deputy PM: Attempted military coup 'a nightmare'

It’s a year since Turkey suffered an attempted military coup that Turkish authorities blamed on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network of followers.

Since then, tens of thousands of people have been arrested and dismissed in a nationwide purge but the government has rejected criticism over its response.

Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen has been speaking to Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek.

  • 14 Jul 2017
Go to next video: 'A tank ran over me twice'