Taurus Mountains to Istanbul

Taurus Mountains to Istanbul

Streaming Video - 2017
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Simon Reeve sets off on the second leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the center of world events. In the Taurus Mountains Simon stays with descendants of the original Turks&́#x80;”nomads known as Yoruks&́#x80;”whose lifestyle is under threat from the modern world and an increasingly Islamic government. They're not the only minority at odds with the authorities in Turkey; Simon sees first-hand the devastating effects of fighting in the country's Kurdish region. In an area where the government has detained foreign journalists, Simon gathers unique footage in the aftermath of a crackdown on Kurdish militants: the wholesale destruction of the historic center of one of Turkey's oldest cities. Away from the conflict in the south, Simon heads towards the Black Sea coast. He meets a wildlife conservationist protecting Turkey's population of brown bears, and villagers who still communicate over long distances using an ancient bird language. In the country's capital he meets a victim of President Erdogan's authoritarian purge of people accused of complicity in the failed coup against him. Finally, Simon's journey comes full circle when he returns to Istanbul&́#x80;”home to the new craze of "Ottomania," a celebration of the vast empire that preceded modern Turkey. Simon visits the set of one of the world's most popular TV dramas&́#x80;”even getting a speaking role&́#x80;”based in the court of an Ottoman sultan.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, BBC,, [2017]
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Infobase,, 2017
©2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (59 min., 39 sec)) :,sound, color
video file, rda
Additional Contributors: Films on Demand
Infobase
BBC (Firm)

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