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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

İhsanoğlu: Return to principles of Turkish foreign policy

July 24th, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Becky also spoke to leading opposition candidate Ekmeleddin  İhsanoğlu about upcoming Turkish presidential elections. He's a joint candidate fro the Republican People's Party and the Nationalist Movement Party and is a leading Turkish academic and former Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.  Check out why he thinks Turkey needs to get back to its principles in foreign and domestic policies.

Erdogan slams Israel & criticizes Egypt over Gaza

July 24th, 2014
05:52 PM ET

For more than eleven years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been at the helm of this nation of  more than 80 million. But he's not ready to fade from the political limelight. Becky sat down with for an exclusive interview about the situation unfolding in Gaza and his strong reactions to what Israel is doing on the ground there. She also asked him about his recent comments that Egypt's new president El-Sisi is a "tyrant."

Orhan Pamuk: The voice of Istanbul

July 24th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

The novelist Orhan Pamuk once said about Istanbul that "life can't be all that bad...whatever happens, I can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus." It's a fitting tribute from one of the city's greatest voices, and the only Turk to win a Nobel Prize. Becky sat down with the world-class author at the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul for a chat about writing, politics and what it means to be Turkish.

Demirtaş: Turkey needs fundamental change

July 22nd, 2014
05:42 PM ET

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in office for more than a decade. But he's not ready to leave the political scene anytime soon – instead he's running to become the country's next president after elections in August. But there are two other candidates in the mix and one of them has been very vocal about the lack of coverage he's been getting. 41-year old Selahattin Demirtas is a Kurdish politician from the Peoples' democratic party. Becky sat down with him earlier in Istanbul to see why he's running against Erdogan and where he stands on domestic and regional issues.

Akyol: Turkey needs a rational foreign policy

July 22nd, 2014
05:18 PM ET

Hurriyet Daily News columnist Mustafa Akyol tells Becky that Turkey needs a rational foreign policy.

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