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Turkey: Erdogan's tough-talking electoral strategy

This week, six weeks before elections in Turkey, we're asking whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan is waging a war against the PKK for electoral purposes. The Turkish president is accused of stoking tension with the Kurds in a bid to regain and consolidate his grip on power.


Next, we look at a new taxi service aiming to make the streets safer for women in Egypt. The Pink Taxi company is in fact an innovative solution the problem of sexual harassment. Despite the girly facade, it's a serious business.

Finally, we head to Iran, where the traditional bazaar is being slowly replaced by a growing number of shopping malls. With the prospect of Western sanctions being lifted, the Islamic Republic could see even more of these super malls. Could Iran become the region's new commercial giant?

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