Cyprus http://kgou.org en World Views: May 31, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-31-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot reports from Antalya, Turkey, where she speaks with Middle East expert Joshua Landis about Turkey’s booming economy and domestic anxieties.</p><p><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/press-release/appointment-of-new-surveyor-of-the-queens-pictures-the-royal-collection" style="line-height: 1.5;">Desmond Shawe-Taylor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join the program to discuss art appreciation in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">21</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Shawe-Taylor is the Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, overseeing nearly 7,000 oil paintings and 3,000 miniatures from the </span><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/" style="line-height: 1.5;">British Royal Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the founding editor and CEO of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.theartnewspaper.com/">The Art Newspaper</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6999 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 31, 2013 How Turkey Became The Nicest House In A Rough Neighborhood http://kgou.org/post/how-turkey-became-nicest-house-rough-neighborhood <p></p><p>Over the last decade, Turkey has averaged at least five percent growth of gross domestic product per year with a per capita income now more than $17,000, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance.</p><p>Those numbers are only expected to rise, even as a revolution continues to boil over next door in Syria, Iran faces severe economic sanctions, and economies in Greece and Cyprus melt down.</p><p>Joshua Landis, the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says after Turkey’s attempt to join the European Union failed, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan forged a new path, facing neither East nor West.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:52:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 6923 at http://kgou.org How Turkey Became The Nicest House In A Rough Neighborhood World Views: March 29, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-29-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the banking crisis in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, and the decision to re-try American student Amanda Knox in Italy.</p><p>University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;from Arezzo, Italy. He's been following the Catholic Church's transition of power in the Vatican, and <a href="http://italytodaywithdante.blogspot.it/2013/03/the-great-refusal.html" target="_blank">speculates</a> what the last voluntary papal resignation in 1294 could teach us about 2013.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 2815 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 29, 2013 Winners and Losers in the Cyprus Financial Crisis http://kgou.org/post/winners-and-losers-cyprus-financial-crisis <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Banks in Cyprus are open for normal business for the second day, but with strict restrictions on how much money their clients can access, after being shut down for nearly two weeks to prevent people from draining their accounts as the country's politicians sought a way out of an acute financial crisis.</span></p><div>"They were weakened by the fact that they had too many investments in Greek companies," said Suzette Grillot. "So they've become another victim of the Greek financial crisis."</div><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:07:36 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 2865 at http://kgou.org Winners and Losers in the Cyprus Financial Crisis