Cultural Interviews with Turkish-Speaking Executives is a compilation of brief video clips in which
Turkish executives discuss cultural issues that are of interest to North Americans. The objective of the interviews is
three-fold: First, provide practical cultural information about business topics.
Second, the interviews provide vocabulary in areas
within a professional setting.
Third, these materials provide non-native speakers of Turkish with
multiple examples of natural speech.
The creation of these materials has been a joint project between the Centers for International Business Education and Research at the University of Texas at Austin and Brigham Young University and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas and the National Middle East Language Resource Center at Brigham Young University. Professor Orlando Kelm coordinated the recording of interviews, the digitization of the clips, and the design of the web page. Thanks go to Hayriye Kayi, Abdulkadir Nagac and Omer Kanca at UT for their work in digitizing and transcribing. At Brigham Young University, Okan Cakir coordinated the transcription and translation. We also recognize Metin Atmaca for his work in video taping informants in Turkey. One note about the transcription and translation. We tried to transcript oral speech, with a few modification to make it easier to read. The translation is also designed to accompany the origianl Turkish, which sometimes isn't necessarily the most accurate way of translating.
Instructions to view the video clips
1. At any time you may return to this introduction page by clicking anywhere on the top title bar
(the area with the cutout faces of the executives).
Download PDF versions (right/control click) of the transcriptions and translations of all of the interviews: