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#BBCtrending: Why are Turkish maids melting Saudi hearts?

12 November 2013 Last updated at 11:40 GMT

Thousands of undocumented workers have fled Saudi Arabia following a visa crackdown.

Video showing violent clashes between Saudi police and foreign workers has gone viral on YouTube.

But the social media conversations have gone off on a tangent revealing Saudi Arabia's soft spot for Turkish soap operas.

Anne-Marie Tomchak from #BBCtrending reports on what could become the new recruiting ground for household staff.

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