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Death To America
First broadcast May 2007

Turkish and US flag

Around the world, by every measure, America's reputation and image has never been so poor.

Perceptions have shifted and attitudes have soured, but this is not just a problem between the US and the Islamic world.

Part Two: Turkey

In this second programme, journalist and broadcaster, Michael Goldfarb, travels to Istanbul to continue his investigations.

Here he finds a marked downturn in attitudes.

Turkey is a secular democracy and Muslim nation. It sits geographically and politically between East and West and as recently as 2000, Turks had a comparatively favourable view of the US.

A more recent survey showed that now just 12% of Turks see the US in a positive light.

As popular culture, cinema and books begin to reflect this change, Goldfarb asks what can be done to restore trust.

Series Producer: Julia Hayball


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