Turkey coup attempt: a news producer's point of view
A year ago I got caught up in the Turkey coup attempt by pure chance. It was pretty traumatic and I later addressed the trauma by writing things down. A very abridged version of my writings were turned into a piece for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent last year (audio in the video below). I didn't really want to share it publicly because I felt that I didn't want to make a name out of an event that traumatised so many people. A year later, when I came across photos I never uploaded from those days, I decided to turn the recording into a mini video / photo collage. I don't feel the trauma anymore. Writing it all down really helped. And in a way (as you always do on bad days) I came to see who were my real friends.. silver lining I guess.
Seref Isler on BBC World News talking about Assad's interview with Ulusal (English)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview in Arabic (dubbed into Turkish) to Turkish channel Ulusal on 5 April 2013. He spoke about Arab unity, Israeli and Western interference in Syrian affairs and how displeased he was with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Seref Isler summarised its contents on BBC World News with Zeinab Badawi. Copyright: BBC