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Turkey's high speed 'revolution'

25 August 2013 Last updated at 12:02 BST

Although railways are well-established in Turkey - its first train tracks were laid more than 150 years ago - until recently the service had a reputation for being slow, dirty and late.

Now the country is rolling out high-speed services and there are hopes that the investment will be profitable.

Jeremy Howell reports from the capital, Ankara.