On Thursday, the students chanted “IMF get out” as well as other slogans as they threw eggs at Lewis, who took cover behind the podium and dodged all the projectiles, showing quick reflexes, Reuters reported.
The IMF official was delivering a keynote speech to economics students at Uludag University.
Meanwhile another group of students unfurled anti-IMF banners.
At least one student was injured and taken to hospital for treatment, when clashes erupted as the university’s security officers were taking protesting students away.
Most of the country’s population opposes the IMF’s policies regarding Ankara.
For the last ten years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has been struggling to unshackle Turkey from the IMF. The organization once started applying pressure on the country for being in arrears with USD 26 billion it had borrowed during a 2001 banking crisis.
Two years ago, during a wave of protests in Istanbul against the IMF’s dealings with Ankara, one demonstrator threw a shoe at the organization’s former chief, Dominique Strauss-Khan.