Turkey http://kgou.org en Even With Wide Support, Is Erdoğan’s Presidential Bid Really What Turks Want? http://kgou.org/post/even-wide-support-erdo-s-presidential-bid-really-what-turks-want <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turkey's&nbsp;ruling party nominated Prime Minister </span>Recep<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tayyip</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Erdoğan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to run in&nbsp;Turkey's&nbsp;first directly elected presidential race in August before thousands of cheering supporters on Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:11:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Associated Press & Trevor Ford 32825 at http://kgou.org Even With Wide Support, Is Erdoğan’s Presidential Bid Really What Turks Want? World Views: July 4, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-4-2014 <p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the French inquiry into former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign fundraising, and Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation that allows it wage conflicts on foreign soil for the first time since World War II.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 32621 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 4, 2014 World Views: May 16, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-16-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot starts a month-long European trip in London, and talks about Turkey's coal mine disaster and how that relate's to the United Kingdom's energy industry with University of Oklahoma Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/studentaffairs/contact-us/clarke-stroud.html">Clarke Stroud</a>.</p><p>Later, Rebecca Cruise discusses so-called 'dark networks' with University of Arizona political scientist <a href="http://sgpp.arizona.edu/user/h-brinton-milward">H. Brinton Milward</a>.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 29394 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 16, 2014 On The Road: Three Observations From London http://kgou.org/post/road-three-observations-london <p><em>World Views</em> host <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a> starts a three-country, four-city, five-week tour of Europe this week for her work as the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. This week she’s in London with OU Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/studentaffairs/contact-us/clarke-stroud.html">Clarke Stroud</a>.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Turkey's Mining Disaster Resonates in England</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 29375 at http://kgou.org On The Road: Three Observations From London World Views: March 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-28-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise explains why Russia's ouster from the Group of Eight industrialized nations is mostly symbolic with little consequence, and Joshua Landis discusses the implications of the murder convictions of more than 500 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.</p><p>Later,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a conversation with political scientist <a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/dr-fevzi-bilgin/">Fevzi Bilgin</a> about allegations against Turkey’s prime minister, and political instability ahead of Sunday's local elections.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:05:40 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 26144 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 28, 2014 Corruption Allegations In Turkey Make Sunday’s Local Elections Even More Important http://kgou.org/post/corruption-allegations-turkey-make-sunday-s-local-elections-even-more-important <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turkey’s main opposition party recalled parliament this week for an extraordinary session to discuss allegations of corruption against four former ministers that have damaged Prime Minister </span>Recep<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tayyip<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Erdoğan’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> government ahead of Sunday’s local elections.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/dr-fevzi-bilgin/">Fevzi Bilgin</a> is the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based <a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/">Rethink Institute</a>, and an expert on his home country’s politics. He says the allegations involve billions of dollars in money laundering through international businessmen, and government officials receiving kickbacks from those operations.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:27:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 26014 at http://kgou.org Corruption Allegations In Turkey Make Sunday’s Local Elections Even More Important World Views: November 15, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-15-2013 <p></p><p>A little over a week ago, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and devastating the city of Tacloban. Suzette Grillot also talks with Joshua Landis about a so-called "wild card" in Syria's civil war - private funding by wealthy donors.</p><p>Later, <a href="http://www.wola.org/people/adriana_beltran">A</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.wola.org/people/adriana_beltran">driana Beltrán</a>&nbsp;from the Washington Office on Latin America joins Suzette Grillot to discuss how clandestine criminal organizations infiltrate Guatemala’s judicial system.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 17261 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 15, 2013 How The Typhoon In The Philippines Could Be A Diplomatic Teaching Moment http://kgou.org/post/how-typhoon-philippines-could-be-diplomatic-teaching-moment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands have died, and millions more have been affected by Typhoon </span>Haiyan’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> landfall in the Philippines earlier this month, and significant aid has poured in from the United States, Australia and Japan.</span></p><p>But <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/world/asia/chinese-aid-to-philippines.html?_r=0">paltry support for the Philippines from its neighbor China </a>could negatively affect that country’s image on the diplomatic stage.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:43:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 17186 at http://kgou.org How The Typhoon In The Philippines Could Be A Diplomatic Teaching Moment World Views: June 7, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-7-2013 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Suzette Grillot continues to host the program from Istanbul. A week since protests broke out across Turkey, she and Joshua Landis discuss where things stand in the normally peaceful and stable country.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">On Friday June 14 Iranians head to the polls to elect a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/tehran-bureau" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">The Tehran Bureau&nbsp;</a></em>founder and editor<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</em><a href="https://twitter.com/golnoushn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Kelly </a><a href="https://twitter.com/golnoushn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Niknejad</a>joins&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">World Views&nbsp;</em>for a look at the elections, and a conversation about Western journalism in the Islamic Republic.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:59:33 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 7456 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 7, 2013 What You Need To Know About The Protests Sweeping Across Turkey http://kgou.org/post/what-you-need-know-about-protests-sweeping-across-turkey <p></p><p>Tens of thousands of Turks have joined anti-government protests expressing discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 10-year rule.</p><p><a href="http://joshualandis.com/">Joshua Landis</a>, the Director of the <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/sponsored_programs/center_for_middleeaststudies.html">Center for Middle East Studies</a> at the University of Oklahoma, says the protests started over green space in the middle of Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Developers, with the backing of Erdoğan, want to build a large shopping mall.</p><p>“Very quickly political parties and the opposition parties joined in,” Landis says. “But much more than that, lots of middle-class people and particularly young students began to crowd into the squares.”</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:14:51 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 7267 at http://kgou.org What You Need To Know About The Protests Sweeping Across Turkey