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'Hold on tight Europe, Turkey's coming'

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Turkey is coming to the rescue of Europe, its Minister for EU Affairs, Egemen Bagis, tells HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur.

He also says that Turkey will "ignore" Cyprus when it takes over as the EU Presidency for six months starting in July 2012.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Friday 2 March at 04:30, 09:30, 15:30 and 21:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Friday 2 March at 00:30 and 04.30 GMT.

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