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Can Turkey defy the global slump?

25 May 2013 Last updated at 03:47 BST

With many Middle Eastern economies in turmoil, and doom and gloom across much of Europe, Turkey seems to be bucking the trend.

The country has seen its credit rating upgraded, a move that the government said was delayed recognition of its successful economic performance.

But with its neighbours in crisis, can the good times last?

Hugh Pym reports.