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From Our Own Correspondent - Turkey and Egypt

Rajan Datar briefly joins the cast of one of Turkey's smash-hit TV soap operas on set in Istanbul; Tom Dinham savours the food for revolutionary thought on sale on Cairo's streets.

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world, presented by Pascale Harter. In this edition, Rajan Datar briefly joins the cast of a smash-hit TV soap opera on set in Istanbul, and finds out how this sort of on-screen drama has been bringing prestige, clout and foreign visitors to Turkey. Tom Dinham savours the food for revolutionary thought on sale everywhere on the streets of Cairo - even right in the middle of violent political protests.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 4:50AM Thu, 13 Dec 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 7:50PM Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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