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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • What to expect from the Turkish president in 2015  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Analysts discuss the plans of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for 2015.

  • Turkey is open to the world: President  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country is attractive for investors. CNBC's Hadley Gamble examines the Turkish economy and whether investors should take a look.

  • Turkey's growth will be slow: Pro  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Tarek Shahin from Investec Asset Management, and Sinana Ulgen from Carnegie Europe, discuss the prospects for Turkey's economy.

  • Here's why the EU needs Turkey  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Anthony Skinner from Verisk Maplecroft says the European Union needs Turkey on its side in order to deal with certain geopolitical conflicts.

  • Turkey gas pipeline from Russia: A game changer?  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Analysts discuss whether a gas pipeline through Turkey from Russia will be a game changer for its energy mix.

  • Modanisa: Meet the fashion brand for Islamic women  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, discusses why he started the company making clothes designed for Muslim women and how he plans to take advantage of the ecommerce boom.

  • Why Turkey is on an SME charm offensive  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Small- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Turkish economy, and the government is doing all it can to boost the sector, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • BiTaksi's challenges in Istanbul  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Turancan Salur, business development manager at BiTaksi, talks about the challenges of operating a taxi service in Istanbul.

  • Modanisa founder on expansion plan challenges  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, says the company faces infrastructure challenges when looking to expand.

  • Meet BiTaksi, Turkey's answer to Uber  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Nazim Salur, founder and CEO of BiTaksi, discusses why he started the taxi app that connects drivers to users, the company's growth, and the start-up environment in Turkey.

  • Dubai's police supercars can be seen patrolling the streets of the emirate. Here's how law enforcement deals with tourists who break the law.

  • Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism, says the country wants to welcome everyone, but visitors need to be mindful of the laws and cultural traditions.

  • A look into the luxury nightclubs of Dubai  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Despite being a Muslim country, Dubai has one of the hottest nightclub scenes. CNBC looks at how the country operates its nightlife.

  • How Dubai weathered the 2009 crisis  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Dubai was hit hard by the global economic crisis in 2009 with major projects halted, but the emirate has since bounced back with tourist numbers set to boom.

  • How Dubai lures tourist to its luxury paradise  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Once a desert emirate, Dubai has transformed itself into one of the world's top luxury holiday hotspots. But how has it been able to transform?

  • Is the tech sector the answer to the EU's woes?  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Europe's tech sector is gaining momentum with its "high concentration of talent", which is "fuelled by passion".

  • Learn more about the gaming industry  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Find out more about the next steps for the $93 billion game industry, from game practices to entry into the cloud.

  • Egypt economy breakthrough to happen in 2016  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Egypt's economy is suffering from record unemployment and one of the highest budget deficits in the region. Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, chairman of Commercial International Bank (CIB), lays out the country's challenges.

  • Egypt needs 'to go back to work': CIB chairman  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, CIB chairman responds to the recent hype around Islamic finance, and looks back at the first few weeks of Egypt's uprising in 2011.

  • Consumer lending next growth driver for CIB  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Today CIB is Egypt's largest private sector bank with over 5,400 employees. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the bank's chairman, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, explains how he is keeping the bank profitable.