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Digging deep: Turkey's credit rating upgraded

17 May 2013 Last updated at 23:42 BST

At a time of economic doom and gloom across much of Europe - the credit rating for Turkey has been upgraded.

The Turkish Government says it is belated recognition of its successful economic performance.

Turkey could now provide a boost for British exporters.

Hugh Pym reports from Istanbul.