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Iranian Plot to Assassinate US General Foiled by Mossad
"From the post millennial side a great site Iranian plot to assassinate U.S. general in Berlin foiled by Israel's Mossad The Mossad had been operating in Iran at the time when they captured an interrogated mansoor rasuli Who admitting during an interrogation that he had been ordered to assassinate a U.S. general in Berlin A journalist in France and a worker at the Israeli consulate in Istanbul Israeli officials pointed out that the threat posed by the Islamic revolutionary guard corps applies not only to Israel but to other nations around the globe The officials also noted that this plot is part of a larger target list which includes recently foiled plots in both Kenya and Columbia Rosalie who admitted that he was ordered to establish a terror cell during drug cartels to assassinate his targets According to the Israeli defense forces the plot was organized by a member of unit 8 40 A secret operations unit that organizes infrastructure for terror groups within Western countries The Iranian government was reportedly willing to pay over $1 million for the assassination of these targets The operative who was part of Iran's quds force was reportedly paid a 150,000 to quote prepare for the assassinations According to reports from the U.S. UK and turkey Iran has been using international crime groups to carry out its agenda in countries around the world These plots include the hiring of zen dashi cartel to abduct or assassinate Iranian defectors in turkey Which has been ongoing since 2015 I wonder who the general is But it's my understanding that they had a price on Pompeo's head
Peace Talks in Istanbul, Ukraine Proposes Neutral Status
"istanbul" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Get world and national news with Nick and nigger Paul maybe the first major concessions from Russia since the invasion of Ukraine more than a month ago after talks today and Istanbul Russia says it will sharply cut back military operations near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and the city of chernihiv and it says it's willing to consider a meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin and volodymyr zelensky Bloomberg's Maria today reports zelensky has been pushing for that meeting all along For a very long time the idea was the Russia did not or would not want to sit down with zelensky because Russia believed that he was an actor that he was a clown that he carried no weight here and that Russia would only speak to the big powers of the world so that is now changing As for the drawdown near Kyiv Bloomberg's Maria todayo says that may be a reflection of conditions on the ground Russia has been bogged down outside the capitol for weeks In what may be a coordinated action at least four European nations have expelled dozens of Russian diplomats today They include the Netherlands Belgium the Czech Republic and Ireland an official in Germany tells Bloomberg news they're thinking of doing the same but a German government spokesman says he is unaware of any plans to do so The Food and Drug Administration has approved second COVID boosters from Pfizer and Moderna for adults 50 and older the move comes with the omicron wave subsiding but there is concern over the even faster spreading BA two sub variant A federal bankruptcy judge has reportedly approved a $73 million settlement between gun maker Remington and the families of 9 victims from the 2012 sandy hook elementary school massacre that's according to a report from CNBC just in If confirmed it would be the first time a gun manufacturer in the U.S. has been held liable for a mass shooting Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists.
Russia says it will cut back operations near Ukraine capital
"Russia says it will come to back military operations near you cranes capital the Kremlin's deputy defense minister says Moscow's decided to fundamentally cut back operations Nichia and should heave to increase mutual trust out negotiations aimed at ending the fighting the statement comes off to another round of talks between Russia and Ukraine I held in Istanbul and appears to be the first major concession rushes made since the beginning of their invasion in Ukraine more than a month ago the cranes military general staff said earlier it is noted withdrawals at the two cities the Pentagon says it could not corroborate the reports I'm Charles there that's my
Turkey calls for cease-fire as talks resume
"Peace talks between Russia and Ukrainian delegations are taking place of the talks in Turkey's Istanbul the Ukrainian president said his country is prepared to declare its neutrality as Moscow has demanded in comments that might lend momentum to negotiations hello to me is it and ski says the compromise might be possible over the complex issue of dumbass the whole P. contested region in the country's east from inside Russia has long demanded that Ukraine drop any hope of joining NATO which Moscow sees as a threat Vident ski to who stressed Ukraine needs security guarantees of its own as part of any deal I'm Charles de Ledesma
Ukraine could declare neutrality to secure peace, Zelenskyy says
"A plane carrying members of a Russian delegation has landed in Istanbul ahead of talks with Ukrainian negotiators on ending the month long war Turkey's private D. H. A. news agency says that the Russian government plane landed that he stumbled at port ready for talks between the two sides scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday you cranium president hello to me as a landscape has said he wants to secure peace without delay urging full of face to face meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says the two presidents could meet but only after the key elements all the potential deal all negotiated earlier talks held both by video and in person failed to make progress on ending the war I'm Charles de Ledesma
"istanbul" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Listening to tool stories on monocle 24, brought to you by the team behind the urbanist, the show all about the cities we live in. This week we visit an historic building in Istanbul, dubbed the haunted house. Ghosts are not though, the building does indeed shape shift, morphing from an office space during the week into an art gallery at weekends. To tell us more, today's guide is Emily wither. Sitting elegantly on the European banks of the Bosporus, the natural strait that runs through Istanbul, is pearly koshk, in English, the haunted mansion. We'll get to how it got its name later. Originally known as the Yusuf Sia Pasha mansion, it's a stunning example of Istanbul's rich architectural heritage. The castle like red brick building complete with stained glass windows and a turret sits on one of the narrowest points of the Bosporus, offering a panoramic view from the rooftop, it's worth visiting just for the photo opportunities alone. From the 9 story building, you can see both the Black Sea and the marmara sea and catch a glimpse of the hillside homes dotting the Asian side of the city. Up on the roof on one side, you can marvel at modern design, but the unique view of the fatty, sultan mehmet bridge, also known as the second Bosporus bridge, a giant slab of concrete connecting Europe with Asia. On the other side, at Maya the crumbling 15th century medieval fortress, rumeli, commissioned for an Ottoman siege of what was then known.
"istanbul" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Savings is open about the fact that he hires children I don't want them to work here I have 14 and 15 year old children myself but the economic situation in Afghanistan forced them to come over here and they're working Maybe the solution is for the government or international organizations to make them go to school Recently Istanbul riot police conducted a series of raids where waste pickers work In press statements released by the regional governor's office officials said the warehouses were unsanitary and against the law Hundreds of people were arrested and sent to deportation centers And an interview with ult TV a Turkish broadcaster The head of an association for the waste pickers Ali mendu Lolo claimed that the raids weren't really about immigration but were an attempt by the Turkish government to reduce competition for private companies trying to corner the recycling market He calls it a classic capitalist love story Sony ideas studies waste pickers around the globe for we go a Brazil based think tank She says she isn't surprised by this accusation because the privatization of trash is a trend in countries in the west In many cities in the global south They are mimicking their policies That means an emphasis on mechanized recycling programs that don't need a lot of labor They are looking at cities in the global north and they're going for capital intensive technologies instead of building from what they already have Diaz says governments use poor conditions for waste pickers to justify outlawing them But some countries like Columbia incorporate waste pickers into their formal systems and have improved working conditions along the way For IPR news I'm very busy in Istanbul.
Suspect in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested
"A a judicial judicial official official in in France France as as a a suspect suspect in in the the killing killing of of Saudi Saudi journalist journalist Jamal Jamal Khashoggi Khashoggi has has been been arrested arrested in in France France RTL RTL in in France France reports reports the the Saudi Saudi suspect suspect elite elite eight eight allocate allocate B. B. was was arrested arrested at at Charles Charles de de Gaulle Gaulle airport airport near near Paris Paris as as he he was was trying trying to to board board a a flight flight to to Riyadh Riyadh he he was was one one of of over over a a dozen dozen Saudi Saudi officials officials sanctioned sanctioned by by the the US US treasury treasury in in twenty twenty eighteen eighteen over over because because Georgie's Georgie's killing killing and and dismemberment dismemberment at at the the Saudi Saudi consulate consulate in in Istanbul Istanbul Turkey Turkey showed showed he he was was a a prominent prominent critic critic of of the the Saudi Saudi government government and and worked worked for for The The Washington Washington Post Post Saudi Saudi Arabia Arabia held held a a trial trial for for some some of of those those involved involved in in the the killing killing sentencing sentencing five five to to death death before before sparing sparing them them of of execution execution I'm I'm a a Donahue Donahue
"istanbul" Discussed on Spoon Mob
"The cabdriver just because it was like what's happening here you know just chaos. Yeah no. i didn't come across any quotes anything about the cats. Yeah no guest host Food you want to try the day which was basically like a turkish cows zone. Because he's that's the scene with the architect and they get it. It's ground meat. Cheese onions and doe. There's no way that's bad. That's going on my list or lice. This i would try the midday meal with it like cooking up the eggplant and all can stuff the like the family meal did he has. Is that the architect. No i think there's a meal the grape leaves. No that's when they're at the the islands he with the poet guy. And it's like yeah fava beans rice with muscles eggplant stuff grape. Please poached eggs with yogurt. All that stuff had a chicken dish there to see that would be the other one Where'd you rank it. It's my new so it goes above q. One numbers at twenty nine. I put it thirty too far off. It's fine but it's i don't know it's not a standup us. Oh but it's kind of one of those where it's like. Yeah if you wanna know about how turkey became the weight is kinda now this will fill in the gaps for you but otherwise like something say have a class project turkey like. I'm not gonna probably rewatch it. No i mean they got so coming up. Yeah you you can. You can host that one you can. You can be buying the wheel out one. We got our. We still have our recent intel brief from waffle house so we can get into that as well. Some of the kovic changes going to be a benz birthday episode. That's right to ben. Gets the run. The podcast on the charleston episode. It's like make a wish phillips as make a wish to the trust all he's doing so good waving at of Yeah so that'll be next week and that's the season six two as well so but Yeah that's really this week. I mean the facebooks down right now. Maybe i think it's backup back turned think what else. Patriots lost again surprise three. You're not gonna go see your family's christmas again. Yeah they don't jt early to tell they don't they. Don't recommend that you deal which okay. I shouldn't even gotten the vaccine at this point. There's no point didn't do anything. We're still right where we were. I mean i'm glad. I got it because i probably won't get sick if i do catch co that's the that's the main thing it's that and then because you can still spread it even if you got the vaccine right. Yeah it's just so you don't get sick yet it just be. The symptoms aren't as bad as at. I don't want to get into this. We're ending the episode. go out. there's no point. Nobody wants to hear any more talk. You know everybody's gonna barter with that but here a lot more of it to Jephson guests episode and see tomorrow will be Chef josh cooke. Who's executive chef or at an percent here in columbus like a roman spot short north. It was pretty interesting because he talks..
"istanbul" Discussed on Spoon Mob
"Yeah they couldn't go off base and stuff so if they're telling you like you think it's not good istanbul's probably like the one lone exception of maybe you stay in the tourist areas like around the the ocean stuff like that but nah it's just not worth the risk for me. I don't know yet. it's i mean it's not on the top of my list. Either even like when i was looking at flights to these sometimes you'll stop over in istanbul like depending on where you're going and just how cheap flight is or whatever but Even that i was kind of like. I mean rather connect through munich or something right. You know what. I mean so Maybe it'll get better dea. They'd have to get rid of hurdle on for anything substantial to change say pat for whatever like the star worship big star wars guy now but now apparently you are. Please send all your star wars questions to ben. You can reach actually send us. Some star was questions on the next podcast. I don't care. I need to say something interesting. Once in episode one thing learned. I guess it was just kind of the back story to all the election stuff like you knew. He became a dictator. But kind of like the how they did this and then this happened and then they just ran through reelection and they got more seats. They could rewrite constitutionally. Okay yeah that would be for me too. Because i mean like if you've ever i don't know they just like it's pretty obvious. That's where the east like everybody hears about that. Like for constantinople. And all that. It's you know all that stuff but yet learning the more recent history was actually more interesting to me. A new best seem. I don't know. I don't know if it's the best. The most interesting scene was the bar scene with the achey piece of order. But otherwise i'm trying to think lake. I mean park. Seen armenian guy. I mean maybe the armenian seen that no i would take the architect guy because they had bal explaining in a minute. Pow take the arctic kyw when he's interviewing him and they're getting food.
"istanbul" Discussed on Spoon Mob
"Protests. And i don't want to take anything away from that. But that's just the vibes house getting knocked. Clapping thing i think is like i wanna offend anyone But like if you can't be around clapping. I don't think everybody else has to stop clapping. Point of personal privilege saying like you gotta just. It's like if you have a very restrictive diet. I'm not gonna shit on beacons again. I told you it. Stop. it's not true. I never told them that. I'll never stop but no it's like if you ever really restricted diet and there's like a potluck or there's a party at work and they're ordering pizza there whatever and you can't eat that it shouldn't be incumbent upon the like the place where he worked like order like okay. Well we can't have pizza now like we all have to get philosophical or whatever bright. Yeah you can't just with the clapping. Don't even like trying to make this point. and everything. Like everybody can clamp who who really. Who's mind my changing. Nobody's standing up for this and if they are. You can't hear them laughing. I don't know that was just the vibes that i got. But i've never been tear-gas have you ever been somewhere. Where people didn't clamp. I haven't silent silent like different drive running through and so that's what we need to do. Is we need to find a place. Hold on yes we. We're not actually going to do it. But it would be funny to find a place where like we go see slam poetry and then we just go. How or whatever. I'm motioning with my fingers. By the way if somebody donates like a sixty yet yeti that can fill up like booze. Sure cheeses lovie straight liquor to. Yeah it have to be to sit through that. That would be rough. I don't think i would do that for charity. Would do it for charity. That kind of guy depends on with sherry. I guess. I don't know mothers four drunk driving. That's not that's not a real thing is it. No why would it be net. Well i mean..
"istanbul" Discussed on Spoon Mob
"Pretty cool to is freedom of the press overrated. Yeah that was an interesting question. 'cause you almost have to redefine. What presses for for the record. I don't think it is overrated. I don't think lynch pin. And i don't think it's overrated. I think it's way less impactful because there's so much noise so much noise. There's so many other avenues that you can either find information or get information from is whether those are correct or not because it's harder for like a real journalist to do their job these days that support network of like that's part of it. I think it's gonna take chances like they could if you worked for a paper and you like built up a rep like you could spend time investigating some shit and come back with a really great piece. That was good enough. But if you're on your own now what do you like you just you have to get people clicking like buying your patriarch or using your website all that. Yeah but also. I think like an interesting thing. Is it kinda ties into like almost like the state of media and it's like well who do you a couple of different ways you can go. You can subscribe to or follow and read people whatever you wanna call it people that you already know people that you agree with one hundred percent people that are in your little bubble you know. Think the same way. Or whatever and reaffirmation of a reaffirmation of what you already believe and stuff like that but also like it's so it's been diluted because there's social media and all this other stuff that you like you don't you even probably like ten reporters. Yeah you know what. I mean like who were ten journalists. Like you couldn't like anymore before you could because people would actually like sit down and read the newspaper or you have the nightly news broadcast those always a big deal but not you can't like you couldn't even tell me like who you know..
"istanbul" Discussed on Spoon Mob
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The Archeological Dig of Gobekli Tepe
"When close schmidt began his excavation of go. Beckley tempe in nineteen ninety-four. He had no idea what he was going to find. And by the way the name go beckley tempe in turkish means pot belly hill. The spot was a hill. That had been previously noted in an archaeological survey conducted by the universities of istanbul in chicago in nineteen sixty three. They noted the presence of stone tools as well as some stones sticking out of the ground which they thought were gravestones based on work. At previous sites schmidt realized the stone sticking out of the ground might not be headstones but could be ancient monoliths as he began his dig. He realized that his hunch was correct. The stones work gravestones but were in fact carved ancient monoliths as the dig progressed over the years. They discovered a much larger complex. There were multiple monoliths with elaborate carvings on them. Some of them had pictures of animals and people. The large megaliths stood about fifteen feet or five meters tall. These were surrounded by circular walls. In the at twenty of these circular enclosures that have been discovered so far. The largest megalithic which has been discovered is seven meters or twenty three feet tall and is estimated to weigh fifty tons. The entire complex is located on the top of a hill which has a great view of the surrounding countryside and it isn't near any source of water. There were cisterns found at the site which were designed to collect rainwater. Whoever built this clearly had some form of societal organization in the ability to move large stones in addition to doing artistic carvings. If this was all there was to beckley tepi this would still be incredible find however there was more much more. They found embers from cooking fires on the site and did radiocarbon dating on them. They were also able to date. Many of the tools found at the site. What they discovered was astounding. They were dated as being eleven thousand years old.
Iran's Presidential Candidate Slate Leans Heavily Toward Hard-Liners
"Government has approved the final list of candidates for that country's presidential elections. Voting day is coming right up June 18th. Iran has a very short campaign period. Now the slate is seven approved candidates. It gives the upper hand too hard liners and this election could have an impact on relations between Iran and the U. S. And whether negotiations resume on the 2015 nuclear deal. There are ongoing indirect talks in Vienna focused on restoring the talks over the deal. That now former President Trump withdrew from NPR's Peter Kenyon is tracking all of this from Istanbul. Who, Peter Hi, Mary. Louise. Okay, So how does it work in Iran? How did they get down to these seven candidates? Well, you know, it's pretty wide open when it comes to who can sign up who can register to run for president in Iran, and this year, nearly 600 people took the opportunity to sign up. But there is this group. It's called The Guardian Council. It's got 12 members, six of them appointed by the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and that counsel is in charge of vetting the candidates. The criteria have never really been explained. But this year, the council eliminated all but seven of those several 100 presidential hopefuls. And I guess we should note that the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, he's finishing his second term term limited. He's not eligible to run this year. Okay, So who made the cut who got weeded out? Well, a former President Mahmoud a. Medina Jod was rejected again. He's becoming known as a perennial candidate. To no one's surprise. The early hardline favorite Abraham racy, was approved. He's a conservative cleric head of the Iran's judiciary. He ran against her honey and 2013 and lost. He's been linked to The infamous so called death panel that in 1988 sent thousands of political prisoners to their death s O. That's the front runner, and there are six other candidates, including the former nuclear negotiator, a central bank governor. But analysts say no one although there's some prominent names in there, no one looks likely to defeat right, you see, unless there's a surprise During this very short campaign,
Turkey Commits to Istanbul Canal Plan Despite Worries
Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilise kingdom
"Jordan's former Crown prince says he's under house arrest. Yet Prince homes have been Hussein and 20. Other people are accused of a plot to threaten the country's quote, security and stability. The half brother of King Abdullah, the second said he isn't allowed to communicate with anyone and that his Internet has been shut down through his lawyer. He released this statement to the BBC. It's reached the point where no one is able to Speak or express opinion on anything without being bullied, Arrested, harassed and threaten. Jared Nelson of the Wall Street Journal is covering this story, and he's on the line from Istanbul. Welcome to the program. Morning, So I recognize this is all about intrigue and things happening behind the scenes. But have you been able to figure out what prompted the arrests? Well, what the government is saying is they're describing what they say is a foreign backed plot to destabilize Jordan involving Prince Hamzah and two other men should it hasn't been saying who's a member of the royal family? And best of all, we don't know who's a four former Chief of the Royal Court and Finance minister on their accusing all
When Currencies Fail: Bitcoin Google Searches in Turkey Rise 400% as Lira Crashes
"Let's move to our main discussion and there are really two parts of the story that we're going to cover. The first is the devastating crash of the turkish lira. The second is the response of people in that country who found their money worth dramatically less than it was just a few days before first of all what happened between sunday evening and monday. The turkish lira fell as much as seventeen percent against the dollar ultimately landing around ten percent down. Turkish stocks also crashed the benchmark borsa. Istanbul one hundred stock index was down as much as nine point four percent which is the biggest sell-off since june. Two thousand thirteen. The nasdaq listed shares. Msci turkey efl seventeen point five percent pre market in the us. The cause of all this on early saturday morning. Turkish president aragon unexpectedly fired nasi ball. though central. Bank governor who had been appointed in november at the center of their disagreement was how to approach inflation. So let's step back and actually look at the scenario inherited oddball. He was the third central bank governor in two years in november the year that he came to power the annual inflation rate was fourteen point zero three percent. According to the turkish statistical institute by december it was up to fourteen point six percent now these are just official numbers and some argue that it's actually much higher on november twelfth twenty. Twenty johns hopkins. Economists hanky tweeted everyday. I accurately measure inflation in turkey today. Measure it at thirty five point six one percent this year as opposed to the official number of eleven point eight nine percent after that fourteen point six percent number came out in december. He said that it was actually twenty. Five point eight five percent per year even holding that aside if you just take the official number nearly fifteen percent inflation a year a staggering that means a having of your purchasing power every year and this has been going on for a long time sue from three hours capital tweeted last night fun fact. The reason turkish lira is t. r. l. is because they've already redenominated before due to massive hyperinflation. Let's add a little more color than about the previous year and a half. The central bank had been keeping interest rates low or at least below consumer inflation. And as we've discussed before on this show. Negative real rates mean investors are discouraged from holding that sovereign debt as well as from holding lira or lira-denominated assets. These have been the policies for eighteen months or more and by fall. The currency was at all time. Lows added to. This fire was the way the turkish central bank had been trying to prop up the lira. Selling more than one hundred billion dollars in us foreign reserves in order to keep the lira from completely cratering in the process this destroyed and depleted their foreign exchange reserves and lead them to actually owing more dollars to turkish banks than the central bank actually had determined. Opposition leaders ask for judicial probe into the official reserves as of november. The country looked to be heading to a full on balance of payments crisis. And on top of this there have been major questions around the independence of the central bank from president. Aragon aragon infrequently given the central bank direct monetary policy instructions had dismissed two governors in the previous sixteen months effectively. When we really take a step back. Turkey has been on the see-saw between currency crisis and inflation. On the one hand and massive austerity and growth slowing interest rate hikes. On the other a currency crisis twenty eighteen led to increase interest rates. And by summer of the next year aragona points quote a friend to cut rates by mid-november when oddball came in it was a swing back to the interest rate hikes austerity side of the pendulum. The first act of akbal as he came in was to immediately raise the central banks one week repo rate which is an interbank lending rate from ten point. Two five percent to fifteen percent now. Interestingly this had started to work things were looking more positive from currency perspective at least in early. Twenty twenty one. Daniel call tweeted this morning. The turkey central bank helped make lira one of the best currencies versus the us d- in twenty twenty one curbing money supply growth via rate hikes helping reduce inflation. The turkish lira was up three point zero seven percent from december thirty first twenty twenty two march nineteenth. Twenty twenty one. It had been down twenty percent the year before it also saw something like fourteen to twenty billion of foreign fund inflows into turkish assets over that same period which reversed years of the opposite direction. Basically the interest rate hikes austerity were performing well in the context of global currency markets. But ogbah clearly didn't believe inflation was getting under control to the degree that he wanted to. He raised rates again to seventeen percent and then finally on the thursday before his dismissal raise them much more than expected to full. Nineteen percent and so the pendulum is swinging back again from interest rate hikes and toward at least in the minds of investors runaway inflation. The newly appointed governor saheb cops. Yo glue said that beating. Inflation is the bank's main objective but also said that they're committed to lowering borrowing costs and bolstering growth. Money managers. basically think he's going to be forced to lower interest rates and accept currency depreciation and indeed the other place. This is showing up is in the cost of insuring. Turkey's government debt against default the price of which rose more than fifty percent over the weekend. What's more this move. And the switch. From ball to cops iaglu super reinforces the narrative that central banks lack independence from erdogan. As well casio glue is a party. Loyalist bloomberg's chief emerging markets. Economists said quote the hit to the central bank's credibility and independence can't be overstated to gone has battered the institutions with interventions that have repeatedly financial markets. Were willing to give ball a chance. His successor will find it hard to build that trust again. So let's talk now about the other dimension to this that you might have caught if you were on twitter. Google searches for the term bitcoin in turkey more than quadrupled over the weekend after akbal sacking wise. That happening while one part of it may be the idea that bitcoin provides in inflation hedge and just a different currency to get away from lira volatility. Which by the way all it using bitcoin to get away from volatility where they don't tell you when they're trying to critique bitcoin is that people can stomach more volatility if there's some possibility that those seventeen percents swings or also to the upside as well but the other part of it is that as i mentioned the new governor has said that they are committed to fighting inflation but doesn't want interest rates to be the tool because they messed with growth. What are there other tools then. Bing bing bing capital controls restricting the flows of capital out of lira and lira-denominated assets so one question might be alongside. Google searches is are we. Seeing an increase in exchange activity owner goes pack. A consultant at the bbc turk pro exchange said that there was a spike in volume and that it was four both usd t tether as an alternative to us dollars and bitcoin on btc turk the bitcoin turkish lira pair has the highest volume with the tether turkish lira pair being the second highest now. This situation is going to evolve a lot. And i think on the one hand you have to just heartbroken. For the turkish people who are stuck between the whims and machinations of politicians and global economic flows that they have no control over when it comes to how much this new set of crypto and digital assets can actually help them escape from those pains. I've said numerous times. One of them remarkable things about this moment isn't that bitcoin and digital assets are going to save everyone from the follies of local currency regimes. That's just not realistic yet. What's remarkable is that for the first time ever the entire span of human history. There is a convenient easy permission. 'less ramp from those regimes for those people. Who have the technical know how to do it. The number of people who have that know how is an ever expanding group and that means that bitcoin and digital assets at an x factor to every single currency crisis. From here on
Turkey: 20 detained in raids targeting PKK militants
"Police have detained 20 people and raids against suspected Kurdish militants, including three top local officials of the country's pro Kurdish party. Separately, the chairman of Turkey's Human Rights Association is also detained in Ankara following a raid on his home. Raids and Ankara and Istanbul came days after a top prosecutor filed the case with Turkey's highest court seeking to this man, the pro Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party, accusing it of ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, The U. And the U. S criticized the move, saying it would violate the rights of millions of voters in Turkey.
No justice in sight as Jamal Khashoggi's murder trial resumes
"In turkey today the trial is resuming of twenty. Six people accused of involvement in the murder of jamalco shoji in london. One of mr khashoggi's friends. He's been in touch with his fiance. Says they're trying to stay positive in spite of the grim. It's more than two years. Since the veteran saudi journalist was suffocated in his country's consulate in istanbul his body sawn into pieces by a squad of assassins flown in on private jets after four nine denials. Saudi arabia has admitted that the missing journalists jamila shoji died during his visits to the country's constitution is the trial will be of little consequence. None of the suspects is in turkish custody and it poses little threat to mohammed bin salman saudi arabia's crown prince and facto ruler who many believe to be ultimately responsible. America's reaction to the grisly murder is a window into how the country thinks about dealing with its historical and the power dynamics in a region riven by religious divides and proxy wars. The trump administration held back a report on metric a shoji's murder a report that the biden administration published last week concluding the crown prince approved the operation despite imposing sanctions on some saudis. Mr biden didn't impose any on prince mohammed. America's president now out how to navigate the country's relationship with saudi arabia and with the region as a whole
Khashoggi's fiancé says Saudi royal must be "punished without delay"
"After the Biden administration condemned but did not sanction Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince for the more Order of the Washington Post columnist. There's now push back Jamal crucial. Gee's fiance is calling for Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince. To be quote Punished without delay a teacher Cheng Keyes has world leaders, beginning with President Biden must decide if they're prepared to shake hands with a murderer, A U. S intelligence report released Friday. Found Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved Kush. Oh, jeez, killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The U. S. Has declined to impose sanctions on the
Biden to reexamine Saudi relations after release of declassified Khashoggi report
"Turn now to president biden promising and announcement monday on saudi arabia. After that intelligence report on the killing of us based journalist jamal kashogi he was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul. In twenty eighteen that report finding the saudi crown prince ordered the assassination but no direct punishment for him and tonight growing calls for justice. Here's abc's alex birsh tonight. One day after the release of that report blaming the saudi crown prince for jamal kashoggi's brazen murder president biden with this warning. Monday with chris. Botti reagan while the us has taken action crown prince mohammed. Bin salman is not faced any direct penalties overnight. Biden said he'd put the saudi king solomon's father on notice weird hold them accountable for human rights abuses in two thousand eighteen kashogi. Us resident and journalist was lured from his home to the saudi consulate. in istanbul. He was then brutally murdered and dismembered the now declassified four page assessment cited bin salman's control of decision making and support for violent measures to silence dissidents abroad before. Now now i. I believe he will never come back. After the report's release kashoggi's fiance. I teach shaky posted this photo. She took of him in their home. The white house imposed visa bans on dozens of saudis and sanctions on one former official but not the crown prince still some democrats and republicans are questioning. Why bin salman has not been penalized. I think it's fundamentally a problem. If you conclude that the crown prince ordered the capture killed but only hold people that follow the orders to account with the white house had no further guidance. On what monday's announcement will be. The secretary of state said that the us doesn't want to rupture but recalibrate its relationship with saudi arabia. The saudis have called that report inaccurate
US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing
"I'm anthony davis saudi arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. According to a newly declassified us intelligence report released friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew worldwide outrage. The intelligence findings were long known to many us officials and even as they remain classified have been reported with varying degrees of precision but the public rebuke of crown prince. Mohammed bin. Salman is still a touchstone in us saudi relations. It leaves no doubt that as the prints continues in his powerful role and likely ascends to the throne. Americans will forever associated with the brutal killing of a journalist who promoted democracy and human rights yet even as the biden administration released the findings it appeared determined to preserve the saudi relationship by avoiding direct punishment of the prince himself despite demands from some congressional democrats and kashogi allies for significant and targeted sanctions. Saudi arabia's foreign ministry responded by saying the kingdom categorically rejects the offensive and incorrect assessment in the report pertaining to the kingdom's leadership democrats in congress praised the administration for releasing the report the trump administration had refused to do so but urge to take more aggressive actions including against the prince representative adam schiff champion of the house. Intelligence committee urged the biden administration
Intelligence report finds Saudi crown prince approved Jamal Khashoggi killing
"Arabia's Crown prince approved of the killing. Of a Saudi journalist before Paige partially redacted report from the director of national intelligence successes. Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Solman approved an operation in Turkey to capture or kill Sally Journalists, Jamal Cause Shoki Shoki was a Saudi citizen, a frequent critic of the Saudi government, writing for the Washington Post. When he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, the crown prince, the intelligence reports is viewed Kashiwagi is a threat to the king. Them and broadly supported using violent measures the silence him the report could further complicate the U. S Saudi relationship. This week. President Biden spoke with Saudi Arabia is King Solomon on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox
US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing
"An intelligence report has been declassified about the killing of a U. S. based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in twenty eighteen at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul Turkey the reports of Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approve the killing the prince said in twenty nineteen he took full responsibility for the killing since it happened on his watch but denied ordering it press secretary Jen Psaki says this will re calibrate the U. S. relationship with Saudi Arabia the president raises a house do everything that does every official at every level concerns we have about human rights abuses and steps that we expect the government officials in the country to take moving forward Democrats are pressing for strong action against Saudi Arabia possibly sanctions at Donahue Washington
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"Most of this most of this town. This is 10 times worse than, but the Morgans aren't fixing any roofs. After this storm, they were one of so many small businesses who couldn't stay afloat in the economic chaos caused by covert 19. Jon Stewart. NPR news like Charles, Louisiana. Turkish authorities say the top Isis figure in Turkey is in custody. NPR's Peter Kenyan reports he had been planning attacks in Turkey. Turkey's Interior Minister, Suleyman Soil, who identified the suspect as Mahmoud Alston, and says he was detained as part of a police operation that is still ongoing. So who said plans describing future attacks inside Turkey were also seized in the raid and suspected Isis fighters detained along with US Dan are being interrogated. Solo described Ozden is the Isis emir for Turkey. He says computers and other digital material seized in the raid suggest the group was planning to kidnap Turkish politicians and attack businesses in Turkey. Turkey's been targeted by Isis in the past, including an attack at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day 2017 that killed 39 people. Peter Kenyan NPR NEWS Istanbul, This is NPR. The Agriculture Department has changed policy on free school lunches for Children this fall, it had been pressured by Congress. The agency will allow families to receive free food from any convenience school even if the child is not enrolled there. This is similar to summer free food programs for Children. The Agriculture Department says the program will only last the rest of this calendar year and if there's enough funding for it Authorities in Rwanda have arrested the man who inspired the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda. NPR's later Peralta reports he is accused of supporting attacks on civilians. Paul Rusesabagina was paraded handcuffed in front of cameras. The spokesman for Rwanda's Investigation Bureau says he is facing charges of terrorism, arson, kidnapping and murder is suspected to be the founder or leader. Or sponsor a member ofthe violent Armed, Extremely Regina is known for having shelter tootsies at a high end hotel in Kigali during the genocide. Since then, he has become a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame. Rusesabagina family says his arrest is politically motivated and you got miss regime has been known to press bogus charges against its critics. Peralta. NPR NEWS Flamengo, Kenya A Syrian government official claims that Israel fired missiles that hit areas south of the capital Damascus on Monday, serious as two of its.
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"Now. Peter Kenyan NPR News Istanbul The African country of Malawi has made progress in higher education for girls progress that may be undone by the pandemic because it has the grilled The education system is not in Malawi. Only it's everywhere. Hear that story on the next, all things considered by asking your smart speaker to play NPR or your station by name. You were listening to all things considered. Thousands of Corona virus cases have hit daycare centers across the country. In addition to the kids, those outbreaks threaten a vulnerable workforce of largely low paid women in states that have not expanded Medicaid, child care workers are often uninsured as lives. Schlemmer of member Station W. UNC reports that is leaving preschool teachers in North Carolina worried. Near the end of a long week at the day Care center where she works. Lakisha Lyle's got a call from home. Her three year old daughter was sick with a fever in the middle of a pandemic. She imagined the worst, Matt Goes there every time a kid a state, honestly, even at my Skinner, That's my first vow is Lord Jesus have kind of the nighttime. Layla's rushed home and took her toddler to the doctor. But she ended up with the FAA should thank God it's all she had. That moment was a relief. Fortunately, Medicaid paid for her daughter's appointment in medicine. But Lyle's is not covered and can't afford private health insurance. So she avoids going to the doctor for herself. Even with her diabetes and hypertension. She doesn't know what she dio if she got Cove in 19. I have no clue. I have a little bit in savings, but I'm quite sure not enough to pay for medical bills if I have to be hospitalized. In her nearly 20 years and childcare. Lyle's has only had health insurance when she was pregnant and covered by Medicaid. Fawn Patterson at the advocacy group. NC. Child says that's common among child care workers in North Carolina. Who on average earn 10 50 an hour, she says. About one in five preschool teachers in the state don't have health coverage. A lot of centrist will say like, Oh, well, our staff just get it through their husband. If they're married, you know, like Esso, and that's not realistic and a work force..
"istanbul" Discussed on Drum History
"Podcast I'm your host Bart van der Zee and today I am joined by my friend Cesar Inch Olu all the way in Turkey at the Istanbul. A GOP FACTORY CESAR. How are you? I'm good man. Thank you great to be here awesome. Yeah this is really cool where we're GONNA be talking today about the full history of Istanbul a GOP symbols Which I don't know a lot about I know it goes way back and there's a lot of Obviously rich symbol heritage in Turkey. So I'm excited to To learn this and and I gotta give a big thank you to our mutual friend. Affonso Penny in Brazil's who set us up from Delta Percussion who is just a great friend of the show so he eats how I how I met you. Yeah yeah he's a good guy. I know him from the industry. Yes thanks yes and now we're here so yeah awesome and yeah we got a big time. Difference it's nine. Am Nine Twenty am where I am at five fifteen pm where you are so on that note because you want to go home. Why don't we? Why don't we start start rocking here? And per usual with the show one ego back and just take us to the beginning of the company and run us through The history of the company. Oh definitely First of all I would like to thank you bart to guess push not to be on your Podcast page thank you. It's a great honor I want to start with our founder. Mr Oggab Tomo joke you know in the eastern Malaga Brand Name. You see these name. He is the founder over Istanbul cymbals back then and then change to Istanbul. Our founder Tomo joke is his surname was born in stumbled. Turkey. Nine hundred forty one and a sealants growing up in a place called some Matia neighborhoods of Istanbul. He followed in the footsteps of his older brothers accent and garbis by beginning to work as an apprentice. Symbol Smith at the age of nine at the honest symbol factory in Turkey. It was the old K factory because back then the gym family had already moved to states. But there was only the old K factory and Started there at nine at the age of nine to work during like just giving giving water to the workers now carrying stuff all day so here he learned and later helped to refine every aspect of the symbol making process becoming a master at every process and eventually becoming the chief symbol Smith at this factory onto the company ceased production of the of making symbols in Turkey in nine hundred seventy seven so eve us feeling like if he shot of water company and the factory was closed down and after a little over a year spent working various odd jobs. He became to be determined to continue the Turkish tradition of handmade cymbals on his own because it was the only thing he knew back then and he wanted to continue to do it but it will be asking around. He was able to locate and buy up much of equipment and tools. He used at his previous company and he rented a similar smaller workshop. in a place called Bucket Area of stumble. He began to experiment and produce some symbols with the help of his. Dear wife at wish. Que- Tomac so after that in nineteen eighty officially founded his company with the name of Istanbul Cymbals. So thinking about this. It's just really interesting. How in that in that In that area obviously Zilch and being so very very old And I can direct people. There's a zillion episode but About how I know they'd already moved to America like you said and then I believe it was. The the cousins of Zilch and family were still operating the K. Factory. So so it all stems from that so that that's such a great place to grow up working. What would an awesome opportunity? And that's so cool. Yeah that was the only school to learn how to make symbols. You go pleasant that school. And he carried that heritage. Yeah after that cool. So so in nineteen eighty. That's it became he forms. Istanbul CYMBALS NOT ISTANBUL ISTANBUL. At that point no the. I was actually the first name was Z. It means symbol makers but because this thing was very close to the up and he of course decided to change it and he he called it. Istanbul cymbals cool so He meant symbols in this Workshop and he was talking to the Turkish drama Istanbul and he was selling his symbolist through the stores in famous stores. Istanbul and then he had some connections in states He decided to send his symbols to the states for the first time. So in nineteen eighty two KGAB sent the first symbol symbols to the NAMM show in Los Angeles. It it is. It is a time where may lewes seen these symbols and he said something very very important and everybody still remembers today. He said they are back what he meant by this that the the handmade traditional had made. Turkey symbols were again in the market because as we know in the states the traditional Turkish Made Cymbals hand hammered cymbals. They didn't do it that way back then so again because Lago continued this heritage those kinds of symbols were in the market again so it was the It was a moment that stumbled seamless started to be famous In the world while so no one else was doing it at that point because obviously symbols were being able to be made in America I guess in it would be eighty eighty two. Cbs was just being kind of formed after the separation of the brothers. So and that's not made. I mean that's Canada Canada. So this is at this point. The one of the only Turkish cymbal brands. That's actually reaching America if not the only and While that's really cool. Yeah it's still in the company because in Turkey there was no other symbol. Factories symbol. Anybody who could make symbols. He was only on the uncle. Got It yeah. So in Nineteen eighty-four Eldest son and now company called President Sarkis. Tomo joke officially joined the company. There was a growing demand for the symbols and it was difficult to even field. Or they're so he needed people so he asked his eldest son and two years later in ninety six cops younger son and now company co-president Armenta. Juke officially joined the company and they have their fathers by doing some hammering on the symbols or relating on the symbols. They action worked and made symbols their father and now they are running. The company is unbelievable companies by Armand and Sarka Storage. Like today Friday. It's cool. Yeah I bob. Sons are running the company enough great so from nine in eighty six onto nineteen ninety six. He stumbled symbols continued to grow considerably and gained recognition ended ration- of many of the greatest musicians many of whom visited the factory from parts of the world. Doing these are not Elvin Jones. The hard Tony Williams Danny Gottlieb Jek digital net art Blakey Cindy and many others came to visit a factory and these names actually were endorsed by Istanbul Cymbals. Beca because they really want to play the original Turkish and made symbols. Wow Yeah and and as we know having a roster of big I guess in this case. Western musicians would be It's obviously that's how people see it. So that's that's that's really cool and I mean it's those are some great jazz guys. So were they seen traditionally as jazz symbols or would they be more all around You know were rock guys using them Or were they specifically jazz at that point? Really that that's the point. They should Istanbul. Cymbals were always known to make the best just symbols and still people know that stumbled similar stumble. Obscene are doing the best justice. That's true and this is the area that we are best at but we just wanted to add something to this. That's why I'm going to explain in a bit but that's why we are also making some Sort of symbols which are very which had modern Sounds and are made in the modern technology by the modern technologies because the World Immense Donna. Just symbols so we need some symbols. That had modern sounds To meet the needs of other drummers as fat other than the Jazz Drummers Greg so in Nineteen Ninety two a Armand completed his education in England and determined to Istanbul's an nineteen ninety-three he attends the music message rates show in Germany Frankfurt and help to expand the company's distribution to thirty countries worldwide. He's the youngest son of tackle. Who is who is the CO president of the company now so after accents retirement. Sarkis became the chief symbols to meet in the company and unfortunately after tragic accident the company founder. I'll go to Maju passed away in nineteen ninety-six after their father said the two brothers squeaked the old factory but they had worked for sixteen years and formed Istanbul Zillur in one thousand nine hundred seven and further distinguished themselves with Istanbul ago brand name and adopting a more progressive which toured sound designs. So today the company that had a split then so then it was. There was Istanbul a gop and then there was Istanbul. How do you say that? Oh met okay. That's where I am so there was no real bad blood between the family. It was just so the father so a gop passed away as you said. And then they decided we're going to switch gears and do a more progressive kind of style which is really similar to the other lineage of some famous symbol companies. That have split. I guess that's a common The I was going to say that. Actually actually.
"istanbul" Discussed on Ponderings from the Perch
"You just already gave us some great advice. Oh we'll move right into the rapid fire about you. Know are there podcast. APPS books or blogs. You'd recommend let's go through this real quick. Are you a big podcasters listener. Where where are you at with podcasts? I naturally I was doing it for the last few months. So maybe not so heavy just because I have limited time so I've been. I've been trying to be selective tapan on what I do on what I spend my time. Just because of my crazy life probably yours but you have a commute or do you work from home Carmen. And I have agendas when I listen to podcasts. When I'm getting ready in the morning says well they're different moments absolutely? So is there been one. That's been a standout to you. Well actually I've been listening to Sam about leadership recently on one that I I mean thinking about how the U transferring moments of change learn is the people. I've been listening to one call fearless lager which is like kind of talking about refurnish steps on different experts Talking about how to read the couple of fear from were you know different moments. We experienced life so that's kind of been fascinated into to uncle over that for for me for my kids or you know when I'm dealing with my team that's a good one. What about an APP? You travel a bit. So is there a Goto A to ask that. You just can't live without. What is it so I think the most famous up for me now? These days is calm. Thank you from the person who said that jolly from Emi also totally back the other day. And yes I use it and I do like it yes jaguars I can try to meditate of my own before he was really difficult but we are solidly CR once a week in the office after our stand up meeting we have like ten minutes. It's to do. Meditation Guided Meditation on as we started to do that in a team in a group I got more used to it so now I mean with the the apple tried to lead in the mornings. When I'm traveling? Just those Dan mini. It's sometimes just east and into the rain and the different MUC- have vital meditate. So yeah enjoy Oy. Learning is like is forcing me to pass his five. Minutes on Athena's devalue that I'm getting from it. Yeah well like you said you're dealing with a lot of other the people who are in overwhelming. So you're helping them pause. This is relent. You taking care of yourself yes I love it. So is there into that. Yeah is there. A current aren't book. You're reading right now that you're loving or is there one that's Goto. You always come back to or what. What would you recommend with books? I'm crazy because I always have at least two one one and go from one to the other but I must say that the two that I have right now I stand on next me are one is called reinventing organizations. By Frederick Glue on is about more how to Rambis missing or more purpose fool on so soulful way basically talks about the friend like unconventional ways. of running organizations from a self manage way two ways where you know there are no so many processes on somebody's interesting CENA's. I'm always intrigued about that right and sometimes you can read some. They're learning to your team sometimes renovation but then of course because of my kids and getting into teenage years. I'm reading a book from isn't a Spanish but you will understand the title is helical. Like let them grow my heavy at arises Spanish light-colored use to how risky right in a huddle. You held them become a strong trees instead of size basically in this kind of current society where everyone is very overprotected protective of gates them So yeah I'm just seeing all the themes Carmen. The things that you're doing you know in your work life you're doing in your home life and you know Argh friend Dynamo in from survey data she says how you do anything is how you do everything and I know she likes to quote I just I think is true because I'm seeing that you know you have this value of people and I wanted to activate people but I don't want to control control them and it's such a great to show okay last one Do you have a blog follow or you big bog follower or what. I must have made that. I'm not what I watch. The news articles in different ways as they come to me on sometimes he's from a blog. Sometimes yes like the friend You know all these the news but maybe some news like of course. NPR Like on Wall Street Journal. But no I don't follow. AH WE'RE GONNA see you next like what's what's your first you know travel in two thousand twenty. I don't have anything escape but most likely are we going to see out down I. I traveled to see out the proclaimed. Sun'll so my my team so yeah part of what I hope to see you at wiry. May I say Game Carmen. I Love I love the sound of Usami in Sonoma's yes yes you can find Carmen out on linked in its Carmen. Boho B. O.. H. O. Y. O.. Very easy to find as she is just just a such an amazing leader in as you can see a lot of great advice. I hope that you could really take to heart Carmen. Thank you so much for being on our show today and kill luckily left with you. I wish my whole team could meet you in person so someday we'll make that. Were also from all of us here. A little bird. Marketing have a great eight-day and happy marketing.
"istanbul" Discussed on Ponderings from the Perch
"But to me that's a real fit because you talked earlier about how your role requires that empathy people walking into a room. They're having struggles there. You know this is the same thing is looking yes someone else in their life and saying okay from my vantage point I can see you're having these certain struggles also. Also how can I help you exactly. I think it's because we really teams Rysley fits very well. We are human capital business so for me. People are their wellbeing. It's really important and we. I like to focus a lot on. I do a lot of individual coaching onto your point. I think for me Jan.. They're stealing important point and I really focus a lot on coaching coaching. And mentoring women of all ages on somebody approaches me and say oh you WanNa be my mentor. Can you help me with this normally would say yes. I can't I can't stop myself. I can't say no but I I mean that's part of our daily lives and I'd like to see people as individuals and tried to understand. Okay where are your strengths. How how can we help you be your best fit with our organization which is why we hire? Do what other kind of make you feel in your like you know fascinating bears and you're gonNA be amazing undeveloped. So yeah that's part of Sallie my daily life and I noticed that you're right throughout the years on trying to implement that by personnel. Like like you know you learn from the personnel activities. Do bring them to work vice versa. which is seen as well? Well that's a great transition to kind of talk about about that leadership you and I talk about this balance of you know. Being the best leader we can and also unanimous visionaries. Were casting that vision. But then there's a spousal visionaries you know you kind of up here casting the vision but you do have to turn around and do the practical thing so from your perspective. How do you balance like casting that vision but then coming back at you and I are the same in this? We kind of bring a lot of energy to our teams. Yeah and so you know how do you how do you you do that kind of explain your world how you go up from your vision. You're like okay. I can see this big picture but I'm GONNA turn around and I'm GONNA bring this energy to help everybody else rice acute with with with excellence. What what's what's your thinking on that right right? I think you're an idea like this. Red And yellow light kind of kyw but also fun or being facing so. Yeah my team like they are like harm. We can't leave Hodge entity. You have how you do it. You totally nailed me. I'm a yellow rent. So yes yes but this is right. It's like some people Challenge Alands I think what you're saying is like combining both at the strategic side on also being good at execution. I don't think everyone you say to that. And he's naughty. See some call it like you. You know being in the balcony and Get that high level pitcher on paying peach also going down to the dance floor and trying from time to time time to get the moves. They make sure they are stepping into each other. So long. So somehow is similar to that right you WANNA as a strategic campaign that be shown but somehow sometime suspending when I see that we are with truck or people are getting losses suggests some maybe the vicious they are but then I tried to understand whether or not maybe I steven thayn featuring the right word way we would have to use other words. Maybe we have to simplify it and especially when you work in because stations sometimes division comes from both but you need to make onto people so there are moments where I keep oppose with my team. My leadership team on when they warned me about something is like. Oh we'll name this boss. Let's see what is happening at the big picture level but then of course it's getting into the every day. Sometimes you had to go on on making sure that the execution nations happening by that you are measuring with with timelines but also that people you know you understand what they are doing so you can really provide the support they need. If you are too far away from the execution then things not happen. I mean you I mean I'm good activator so I get in and it's like okay. What you guys need on the idea is how do you support right? How do you understand what they are doing? So you say okay. I can't we can bring these resources. Well we can't do these these way. They do. Consider that on this like a little bit of to your point that that doc fresh air or energy them the debate on their car on the move on to let them do their work. But at least you just that meaning activation from for now now sometimes sometimes you have to get down to the dance the dance floor and actually just get the party going into runs this. Yeah right right okay. I'll let you know what I love that Carmen. I've never heard that metaphor about leading teams. They're going to take that one from you. So that's my your gift to me so let me give you one from us that we use in our office. We do an activity sometimes at our meetings or our production meetings and it's called a head hand heart and so the head represents okay. What are you thinking about on a lot of times I try and remind people? I'm like what I mean by. That is what you thinking about like future tents was like this is coming up. This is coming up. You know kind of like a beware or caution sign and then the hand is what am I doing right now. What do I have to get done today? And then obviously the heart is just okay. What's what's on my heart right now? What am I feeling you know? What's what's either harder? Joyful can be positive negative. I don't make everybody answer the heart one every time. 'cause you know also there's space for maybe they don't WanNa share that but why we do that. I'd love to hear from. Yeah what's what's he had heart for you right now. I know that I try to. Yeah and I'm going to steal it from you. Okay now now. We're even. Yeah so let's see what we think about head. I believe that what I'm thinking about right now is mostly how the speaking about vision how to bring the twenty twenty shown to our team. We are kennels changing alleviate our proved to be more client centric. I think doing this in the West for two years but now we are kind of GonNa create a holistic view across North America. We call it. Client Obsession So I'm thinking of Out Okay how do we reinvest back to Mitee getting into twenty twenty That's GonNa come with some transformational Some changes and we're GONNA station changes as well. Oh so how do we bring that vision to them. In a way that makes sense and they they understand Good be of course is the end of the year so my the doing these days is focused on appliance execution. stehlin snaking should year ends. Well we are doing great but making sure that we you know we. At opposed opposed of our clients and their feedback as well as our people. If it back this is the time of the widow elise clients it back for a second time and also our team's feedback so so that's what I'm doing right now evaluating. That's back understanding what. How do we input? Or what are the. We used to input into the planning of twenty twenty for clients in terms of servicing also for for the people in Haaretz. Yeah my heart is on. The people is the end of the year and we must celebrate. I must tell you with with my teams. Tonight's our holiday party is Priscilla. Okay people are GonNa join it so you. I used to work here. Nobody parties like a Spaniard. Let me just tell you and you know growing up in Madrid. I mean you know able New Year's Eve is the holiday like it. S in the US. Christmas is the big one. You know there's just you know Japan okay singles day. What were you know trying you? You know it's talking about what's different in Asia. But in Spain the whole world stops for New Year's true because for US Christmas grants all the way to January downer. I seek so we feel increase mass mode. Okay so you really miss that about outspeeding I gotTa Tell Ya. Oh my God we should treat together one day. We're going to have the next conference and say hey you know what this one of the WHO's in Barcelona the year after next I e x is going to Barcelona Great. Let's take a quick break so I can tell you about this show sponsor. Hopefully you've noticed. Social Selling Selling has fundamentally transformed the way consumers gather insight journey through the buying process and eventually make purchase decisions for successful business professionals nationals. Who Need to meet company growth goals? The new roles of social selling excellence must become second nature. 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But what advice would you give to my listeners who are business leaders and they're looking to position their company for scale you know Dia Growth Ideas. You've been there many times with Kantar and help them grow through different stages so when you have your advice on that subject yeah now. That's another important question and I think one of the challenges we all face absolutely. I think my advice may good to fold When I think about this I long will be an sprouting anew for for anyone but of course innovation is key but one of the things that I've seen Hop Anymore Maurice have innovation is not happening. Happening site goes rise so not only just have to collaborate in teams even internally within us but we are doing a lot of more creation with clients co creation with partners. I I think that's becoming very important. The level of collaboration I mean we. Can't we just united different businesses together. Swan counter and just that at increase our ability to collaborate. Now we had taken it into the clients to be able to bring something that is new and relevant and I think the sickle buoyant related to who would be great to innovate. But it's important that we match that co creation with what he's going to be needed right so one of the things that are are trying to be more with is these this conversation Like being that data at one eight the future so ringing data participate the future of the consumer is not just like intuition is like what is what we think is going to happen on the healthy each other like using the to make the season song on where to innovate right. And so that's a little bit of anticipating some needs. Yes yeah yeah you'd have to be listening listening to the client where their growth is going. And that's you know following with yours. Oh my gosh I cannot believe. We're almost at the end of this. podcast okay spun. I know it's always good talking with you so just kind of wrap up. 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"istanbul" Discussed on Ponderings from the Perch
"Today to have Carmen on the podcast. I have been waiting to have her on because she is amazing. But she's also amazingly busy. So Carmen thanks for coming on the show. Hi thanks for having me. Oh my gosh well you and I are. You and I are good. Have a hard time ending this podcast. Because we like to talk. Yes congratulations by the way not the tenth year anniversary. We're certainly listening you. How'd you know that that's pretty good? Taste of my staff did get me a eight bottle of of Clicquot and we had a great a great detto so that was super nice. Oh Nice yeah good when you meet Carmen. You know pretty quickly early in the conversation. How good she is at Strategic Vision Right? I think strategy every time everytime talking with someone who knows Carmen They Know Strategy Gi is coming next so you are just absolutely brilliant about making strategies real for clients. And so we're GonNa talk about that but just so people could get to know you a a little bit She is currently the managing director for Insights Division of Kantar in the West. And she's been with Kantar over eight years and she also also serves on the leadership council for the Kantar Gold Rush Growth Force and so that is really talk about like some some high pressure her commitment to really deliver the best to your clients but what we have in common is that my girl here is from Madrid rid so yes yeah yes yes so tell us a little bit about you. You know when when I think Carmen I think about the strategy. Tell me about your role at Kantar. And how how you're really bringing the strategic approach to marketing an answers for your clients. What's the role like? Yeah no that's that's a great question. Well we kind of focus on offering marketing consultant. Salty based on data ride on. Nowadays date is available everywhere. so He's more about. How do we make sense of that data in very impactful way? Some I say the last a few months we have been much more involved in Strategic conversations where we use more analytics on technology Sometimes you bring the of course humantarian and the consultancy but at the same time he's more about blending that wisden -nology in the right way So you bring that panel high nutrient at the same time at a speed into the equation or more. He feels like the marketeers have a more complex life every every day okay. is becoming more difficult. It requires newest Keel Cup abilities so our role becomes as you know even more really now to who can make decisions on the spot. Well you just mentioned that about the speed you know is is. There's pressure more and more so you must be dealing with a lot of clients that are really overwhelm mode. Tell me a little bit about that. How do you keep your head about about you? How do you help clients when they are feeling the poll from I've time constraints you? There's so many technologies out there and now kind of our issues. Yeah there's data by you said it's everywhere. How do I make sense of? So how do you keep your head when there's so much overwhelm right yeah. It can be really overwhelming home. Yeah that's another good question it's all about trying to identify okay. there's ways of approaching but one would be okay. What is absolutely needed to they? They're seuss you know a few months from now sometimes when we are in an oil wet overwhelming situation is to kind of star. The by invitees like you are also very strategic and we have talked about the past like is good to have that bishop been shown and paint a vision to life and is the same with our teams that with our clients but at some point is important or we kind of dividing chunks and we say okay what are the key milestones. What is their roadmap to get there? And then we kind of star managing through that I think we focus on the first milestone these to do in the next week I think that helps people on being very practical with clients to to narrow around the the focus on making sure that we don't lose that big bishop at the same time we execute appropriately we execute properly but I feel like there's this big sigh in the room like people just okay fine so manic we have a plan. We're going to get somewhere everybody to take a deep deep breath. I know that's why is good to have that road Bob Right. You're headed so don't worry we are right in the right place to get there. Yeah right well well and you know people are busy and then you know you're on the road a lot I mean you've you've covered Europe obviously North America where you're located now but lots of Latin America America you've been in parts of Asia you've lived in Madrid. You lived in several different places in the US and I think the last time we talked to you had lived in Istanbul for Wile. Yes that's right Bernie stumbled two years ago to Los Angeles to Las Angeles. That's going to be the title. This podcast yeah from city to another big city young so I get tired of that I guess. How do you manage that with? Not only your own travel schedule but all a lot of your clients that are coming in. Or you're you're you're communicating with on audio video conferencing. They're also they're they're road warriors. They're running out the door. They're grabbing a you know a cab somewhere. They're grabbing plain out that night. You know that. There's the overwhelm of the project but just also busy lives you know. What are your thoughts about that? And how. That's really shaping our industry right now. Yeah I mean that's August really becoming very stressful for for everyone vitamin even us. So sometimes I feel like when we do especially workshops on. We weren't with our clients. I tried to read that overall a holistic view of the individual right. I talked to my my teens many times that of course we tend to to the clients and trying to understand what I would would their business objectives are. Where are they trying to accomplish? But then we want to kind of that me agenda The pitcher. What is that individual going through? What are they chances are? They're having. Are they really having a good relationship with their manor. Years is the mall. We list stressed out because of something so trying to understand their own feelings on they were personality interests as well combining all of that in that help us a get to a better place but sometimes if you miss that in the equation Sean you may not really create the became part. Really be that impactful. Yeah well you know I it you have to just no you just for a little bit to realize you are very observant. You are very good at reading room so I can see how that skill would really can't I've gotten to know a carmen through through wire executives. So we've been on some retreats and and really there's this mindset and Kantar really supports as well women research and really getting a chance chance to take a break and also connect with other women in the industry and get the help that we need so you know we talked about your actual roll your work job but tell me a little bit about something you know about you personally. So when you're not at work how are you spending your time my family the it's important but then also I love to spend some time helping engine al orders. That don't have the same culpability that we may have to accomplish new things. So I've been like a of people with disabilities physical disabilities or intellectual disabilities throughout my years I Support on organization called tricking for kids. That was founded by the friends. A few years ago that we focuses on helping Or funds normally sometimes line or France and say in emerging markets so we kind of find racing for them help then revealed to your signature or light brain application on materials and these are the tackle for -tunities where you also combined combined with a challenge. A high climb. I'm most recently. I've been like partnering with Kantar to really support a special Olympics. We have a global partnership issue with them. So we have this inaugural twenty people around the world. I joined them to really raise some funds. I think we raised over works. Fifty thousand dollars for especially with this type of Olympics that helps people with intellectual disabilities twenty their goals in sports. So it was an amazing experience. We all together in China we hide degrade world for five days. Yeah you have to send me a picture of that. Included included the show notes. That would be so fun. That's such a personal side to the story.
"istanbul" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To the museum exhibit of that name and this song is from it it's called scenes of Istanbul from their music to the museum exhibit called sue lame on the magnificent back in nineteen ninety that is Brian keen and flute tekhelet with scenes of Istanbul recorded live at.
"istanbul" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Registered in another people who travel to Istanbul for medical care and may not be allowed to stay primary breadwinners who fear they won't get another job if they're forced to leave the city for the N. registered architect life is on hold he avoids going outside you can't get on a bus when you have like a legend you might to do and you have a lot of plans a lot of things to to arrange his fiance is registered in another Turkish province so they can only see each other on short visits her family it won't allow them to marry and move in together until he has a legal permit to stay in Turkey so at this points you don't know even if you will if they if you will have you your wedding or if you will get married it's old or you will live to to hide to live in this home for the world during this guarantee is double coca Cola is in the midst of an uproar in Hungary an ad campaign from coke shows same sex couples kissing with the words zero sugar zero prejudice that sparked a protest petition and a boycott of coca Cola by Hungary's conservative politicians but the company is not backing down Tomasz dumbo bush is with the hatter gay rights group in Budapest and just a quick heads up don bush has been the object of hate speech and he describes in our interviews some of the insults he's faced there are already calls for a boycott an online petition to ban the as is already garnered fifty thousand signatures how much support is there for gay rights in in Hungary well how does society is very divided on the issue about to be take your rights there isn't a significant portion of the population that is fully accepting they support tells you be take you I finally members colleagues and friends and even issues such as marriage equality or adoption however there is also another part of the society which is getting more and more vocal who strongly opposing to any right strategy to great people unfortunately in recent months we've seen who politicians staying very nasty comments so we are afraid that this might be the beginning of a organized hate campaigns against LGBT crack people in the country coca Cola in a statement says it quote strives for diversity inclusion and equality in our business and we support these rights in society as well we believe everyone has the right to love the person they choose how does the Hungarian government feel about those beliefs and how do they push back against what seems to be a fairly innocuous position well as since two thousand and twelve we have a new constitution call the fundamental law that defines marriage as a union between a woman and a man we do have a registered partnership institution renting similar rights to marriage and the current government hasn't revoked it yet of course major is not the only issue when it comes to sexual health or implement them school discrimination or bullying the current government is not doing anything and it's very inactive much how are you treated on a daily basis in Budapest as a gay man I mean do you do you face micro aggressions do you face overt prejudice I mean I do have now a same sex couple and he's not from hungry we walk hand in hand on the street and we've never received any physical abuse however verbally abuse happens so we get nasty comments how beautiful you look you **** so that is something that does happen if someone is brave enough to hold hands on the street if you are more discreet so to say and just attend gate parties and gave bars and then you can survive so to say but unfortunately if you read the news programs the really nasty terrible things even calling for the murdering of some LGBT people even if it's not personally attacking you you feel quite bad if you have to face every day Thomas down both with the half her gay rights groups speaking with us from Budapest thank you very much thank you you're listening to.
"istanbul" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Her kitchen in central Istanbul a smart cooks she checks her phone as customers order meals for pickup and delivery at the kitchen table able her husband Yusef chops parsley for bully Somare takes toasted dumplings out of the oven and stirs them into a yogurt sauce for shish barrack on another burner she fries up Kibaye spiced fragrant ground meat and a tasty boettger piecing some aren't Yousef named their Business Moot Bockarie dish? What's mushroom anonymous Busca these multiple meaning kitchen and carriage sheesh? That's my injure Enjo. She's Syrian too and she's translating our conversation really the difficult because Kurdish Syrian it's translated. Oh my God after a brief back and forth we decide Yeah Kadisha. It's like really the very big pieces of meat with bonds but also we use it if we are a little bit fat so we say Oh my God. I have a lot of Kurdish the segman karate she had the Sam Law Fra Belittle Tom. It's a metaphor. Actually they used the name just to notify that they are really generous in the food. The food is is really rich. Life wasn't always like this. When the war in Syria started Yousef worked as an engineer Damascus some are stayed home raising their four kids sure her Kibaye was the best in town but she never thought she'd during a living with it but then the war came home to Zoology Shahar Sharon loss to my husband was arrested for a month and half in Syria therefore we had to take the decision region to flee Somalian Yousef were lucky they got on a plane flew to Istanbul and were safe but work was hard to come by just a fraction of the millions of Syrians who live in Turkey have been granted work permits and Turkish employers want Turkish speakers unemployment rates are high for both Syrians and Turks Simard Yousef sank their savings into a couple of business ventures that didn't work out use of says Biden abundant known wallace among a lot on in the middle and then we were out of money than we thought about an idea to start with but with no cost almost no cost one day their adult daughter mentioned how bad the cafeteria food was at her office so some are center end with lunch to share with her co workers and they said they loved it was the back woman her foot Ridi taste the same like their mothers foot that praise meant the world to someone had that showed who will talk that answer that feedback actually gave her always gives her the power to overcome all the difficulties soon word started to spread some aren't Yousef were invited onto a cooking show profiled on an Arabic language YouTube channel and a local culinary website? The WHATSAPP group swelled and most of their customers in Istanbul had one thing in common they were all living far from home. The by the Ghalib's Syrians it. I keys Algerian Somalis Yemenis to keep up with demand demand. Somare had to cap the group at one hundred fifty people but the message was clear in Istanbul. There is a market for homemade food though maybe not for the same reasons that Blue Apron and Grub took off in the states be unanimous cabot and they feel that they're feeding their children. Istanbul has one of the largest refugee populations in the world a significant number of international workers and students and young Turks who are increasingly moving away from their extended families nice to live in the city that means a good chunk of Istanbul residents are far from home on Botulin Michelle at Loma when I'm Bob Haldeman on Michelle at it's a very strong feeling that they want to serve those young's who are far from their families. They feel very satisfied. When they feed that they could make them happy? Even from a meat we sent a message to Mars. What's that group tasker customers would her food means to them? Xiaomi animals with available somboon and they responded in English and Arabic.