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Turkey's growing trade with the Middle-East - In Turkey

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While in Europe the opposition to Turkish accession increases dramatically, Turks search for alternatives. Not only did Turkey abolish the visa requirement for many Arabic countries in the past few years, but Turkish companies are now also conquering the Middle East. Cities like Gaziantep grow out of their joints through the lively trade with neighboring Syria. And Iraq is being built back after war at breakneck speed by Turkish building contractors. Bram is traveling along and across the border with the Arab world that Turkey had turned its back on decades ago. Will Turkey change the Middle East or will the Middle East change Turkey? Original title: Away from Europe In this seven-part series Bram Vermeulen travels through Turkey - From Istanbul to the sparsely populated mountains in the east; from the closed borders of Armenia to the open southern borders shared with neighboring Arab countries - observing the rapid changes in a country that has a renewed fresh confidence. In Turkey, was awarded the Special Award Discourse and Politics at the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards 2011 in Vienna. EPISODE 3: Away from Europe Produced by VPRO, The Netherlands Presentation: Bram Vermeulen Direction/Editor in Chief: Stefanie de Brouwer, Doke Romeijn Camera: Erik van Empel, Jackó van 't Hof Sound: Bert van den Dungen, Rik Meier Research: Yilmaz Akinci, Mahmut Kaya, Emran Küçük, Somnur Vardar Production: Judith van den Berg Editing: Matthieu Hes en Obbe Verwer Colour correction: Gerhard van der Beek Sound Mix: Rob Dul Music: Wouter van Bemmel translation: Emran Küçük, Halil Ozpamuk, Fatih Yüksel, Nian Bakal, Beriwan Khalil Special thanks to: Alex Booy, Huibert Boon © VPRO First publication: 10 april 2011 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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mertgeziyor (2 months ago)
Please add Turkish subtitles.
Ben Does Dabs (3 months ago)
I been to that mall “Majidi Mall” in 2011 that used to be the only ATM in N. Iraq. Im from America but i think the USA, Iraq and Turkey are the best countries.
Ben Does Dabs (3 months ago)
Turkey should trade more with Greece. The stuff in the supermarket in Greece is so expensive. More than in the USA... Turks have really cheap food and seems like similar to Greek food somewhat. I was really surprised to see no Turkish food in the supermarkets their but if they traded they could both have a better standard of living. I don’t know if its a pride thing or tariffs or what, but i though turkey had a trade agreement with the EU that made it easy to sell turkish products. If its a pride thing like greeks don’t wanna be seeing a bunch of Turkish stuff in the supermaket then thats just dumb and pointless. Thats why pride is considered a sin sometimes. Idk if thats the case though either cause i heard trade between the two in food is actually in the millions if not billions of dollars but I didn’t see anything turkish there. Is it repacked or something it would have to say the origin in that case. Can someone explain? I don’t understand what turks don’t sell more food to Greeks.
As you can see, Turkey is very open minded when it comes to trade issues. So it could be the Greek sides desicion to not make deals with the Turks. It could be about the past events between those countries or it just could be to protect the domestic producer market. But i too wonder what is the cause of this stiuation.
Dick Johnson (7 months ago)
though the style is almost entirely improvised there is so much to reveal to westerners that almost everything is interesting
coss crosss (8 months ago)
Good job. Good documentary. Sen çok şey öğrenmişsindir bu coğrafya hakkında.
vpro world stories (6 months ago)
Hello Emir, Thank you for your comment, and thank you for watching.
Yetgin (6 months ago)
Now Syria is finished,you saw Syria's old position.this should be hard for you.Ayrıca hollanda'ya selamlar,bizi tanıttığınız için teşekkür ederiz.
vpro world stories (8 months ago)
Thank you!
ceropulse (1 year ago)
admire how you get involved with people, and camera work always behind. I wonder what camera setup you guys are using. But on top of that people and perspectives show is a huge window as a latinoamerican. keep it up!
vpro world stories (1 year ago)
Hello Ceropulse, We do not have the possibility to answer you about the technical setup of the cameras, but we certainly are happy about your comment. Thank you for watching us.
Buse Güleç (1 year ago)
thats totally show suck turkey come and see real..
maybe you should visited west and central turkey.
PeRuLu (1 year ago)
ha ha ha....peruvian workers are more fast than turks and irakis together...!!
Imam Satria (1 year ago)
i recently found your documentary channel, its excelent .. hope you can make series about european muslims in bosnia or kosovo as an example cause they are muslim , native european not an immigrant ... and their relation with turkish culture cause the turkish introduces islam , cultures, and turkish lifestyles to the slavic people of bosnia, the albanian of kosovo and most of the balkan region thxx ..great doc
vpro world stories (1 year ago)
Thank you for your comment Imam, we took good note of your suggestions.
Johny99 99 (1 year ago)
kick these dirty turks out of kurdistan we don't need them 2 build anything
Ben Does Dabs (3 months ago)
Arabs and Kurds are superior to Turks in many ways. Obviously not in everyway, but the same way Europeans look at Turks is how Turks look at arabs and Kurds. Just like how Iranians are seen as terrorists in America but they look at Afghans and Pakistanis as though they are better than them or whites in America look at Blacks and Hispanics like they are superior to them. This whole racism shit is getting old and it needs to stop. Every culture has something unique and beautiful to offer the world and we need to learn from about each other and just focus on helping out manking
NomNom (1 year ago)
haha it is many turkish companies in north irak and the workers are mostly kurds , turks show how its work to build somthing you dont now only to make war

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