Turkey's Ak Saray, Ankara - file pic
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Erdogan presidential palace - in 60 seconds

A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) - nearly twice the previous estimate, Turkish officials say.

Known as Ak Saray (White Palace), it was built on a forested hilltop on the edge of the capital Ankara, on more than 150,000 sq m (1.6m sq ft) of land.

BBC News takes a quick look inside.

Video produced by Michael Hirst, with photographs from AP, AFP, Reuters and Getty Images

  • 06 Nov 2014
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