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Live Twitter chat with Turkey’s finance minister

Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek.
Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek.

Turkey’s Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek will join The Wall Street Journal on Friday for a live Q&A session on Twitter. Follow the conversation on @turkiyewsj in Turkish and @turkeywsj in English. You can also find it by searching for hashtag #WSJT

He visits the Istanbul bureau as the Turkish economy is picking up steam after growth slowed sharply to 2.2% in 2012, following two years of rapid expansion that rivaled China’s.

The resilience of Turkey’s $786 billion economy

has won its policy makers praise, but the pickup in activity threatens to rekindle old challenges. Consumer-loan growth has surged in recent months, raising the specter of a replay of the runaway credit growth that previously spooked investors.

We want you to join us on Twitter for a live Q&A in Turkish and English, with Mr. Simsek taking questions from WSJ correspondents and readers.

When to join? The live chat will be at 1115 GMT Friday and will last one hour.

How to follow? Follow the conversation on @turkiyewsj in Turkish and @turkeywsj in English. You can also find it by searching for hashtag #WSJT

How to participate? Throw in your questions in English and Turkish at #WSJT and to Wall Street Journal @turkiyewsj

Or follow the #WSJT hashtag here: