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Soap operas don’t help Turkey gain Arab world approval

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Over the past decade Turkey may have significantly boosted its profile in the Middle East, but it still has a large gap to close between its expectations and capabilities in order to become a true “regional power,” says a study by the Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization.

Garanti’s businesswomen scheme a regional model

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Turkish soap operas, which are widely watched all over the Middle East, are well-known for being one of the most influential tools of Turkish soft power. This soft power, however, does not stem merely from TV soaps, but has also manifested itself in other areas – especially the economy.

Challenge of the Turkish soap operas

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Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News was quoted as saying that the soap operas have increased the country's influence abroad, especially in the Balkans and the Middle East, furthering the so-called soft power of Turkish diplomacy.

Turkey has a star role in more than just TV drama

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Turkish television series have long been popular in the Middle East...they are one reason why Turkey topped a recent poll of most admired nations in the region. In the survey...78 per cent of those polled in 16 countries the Middle East had a very or somewhat favourable opinion of Turkey.

How a Turkish soap opera could change the Middle East

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The show’s appeal is not only attracting waves of Arab tourism to Turkey, it’s also affecting social dynamics in more conservative Arab countries.Cultural exports such as Noor will only increase Turkey’s clout on the world stage

K-pop’s slick productions win fans across Asia

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How did Seoul become Asia's capital of cool? Even here in the Philippines, once an undisputed bastion of American pop and Hollywood movies, South Korean pop music, soap operas and fashion are now all the rage.

The Arab World’s ‘Dallas’

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A... historical soap opera based on the life of... Suleiman the Magnificent, it’s just one of more than 100 shows produced last year by Turkey’s booming TV-drama industry. The programs are becoming a wildly popular cultural phenomenon across the Middle East, bringing in their wake a renaissance in Turkey’s soft power and ushering in a low-key social revolution among the housewives of the Arab world.