Boats prove lucrative for Turkey

Boat building is turning into a major money earner for Turkey. Long-recognised as a specialist manufacturer of chemical and oil tankers, it has turned its attention to the luxury end of the market, building super yachts for the super rich.

Foreign investors have been attracted by a highly-skilled, low cost workforce and have set up yards alongside traditional family-owned businesses on Turkey's southern coast.

Gavin Hill has been to the region to find out more.

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