Turkey and the Dominican Republic
Hannah Lucinda Smith explains how Istanbul's gas-mask sales track public unhappiness as well as unrest; Lindsay Johns senses echoes of Ovid at a baseball game in Santo Domingo
From a picturesque city of cosmopolitan sophisticates to a place for "riot veterans": Hannah Lucinda Smith explains how Istanbul's gas mask sales track the public's unhappiness. In one tiny shop she finds out why a gas mask has become standard kit for anyone planning to go out on the streets to protest - and gauges the mood in Turkey over the current corruption scandal. Plus: he's got game: Lindsay Johns observes echoes of the ancient Roman poet Ovid at a baseball game in Santo Domingo. There seems to be as much flirtation going on in the stands as there is sporting talent at work on the diamond ...
Introduced by Pascale Harter. Producer: Polly Hope. Photo: Gas masks and protective wear on sale in an Istanbul hardware shop, January 2014. Photo by Hannah Lucinda Smith.