Soap Dish: Turkish Drama Promotes Female Equality In The Arab World

A Turkish soap, Noor » 7/31/08 2:00pm 7/31/08 2:00pm, which flopped when it first ran in its native country has become a syndication sensation in the Arab world. The reason for the show's popularity is threefold; the use of colloquial Arab subtitles (as opposed to the stilted classical Arabic translations customarily employed) and the leading man,…