Photo Gallery: Erdogan Alienating Foreign Investors 08/20/2013
 In the hunt for someone to blame for the political unrest, the government of...
AFP

In the hunt for someone to blame for the political unrest, the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly setting its sights on one group: the financial industry. In the first weeks of the revolt, Erdogan was already agitating against the foreign "interest rate lobby," vowing to "choke" speculators. His deputy, Besir Atalay, claims that the "Jewish diaspora" is behind the protests. That approach is starting to scare off foreign investors.