Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 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: 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 VIDEO: Oklahomans With First-Hand Accounts Of Protests In Turkey http://kgou.org/post/video-oklahomans-first-hand-accounts-protests-turkey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday marked the fourth day that riot police used tear gas in Istanbul and Ankara against protesters.</span></p><p>Demonstrations started Friday over plans to rip out trees and redevelop an area of Taksim Square in Istanbul, but quickly spread as urban, secular Turks vented frustration that prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an authoritarian figure who wants to force his religious outlook on them.</p><p>KGOU's&nbsp;<em>World Views&nbsp;</em>host Suzette&nbsp;Grillot&nbsp;is in Ankara leading the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies "Journey to Turkey" program.</p><p>"We are half-a-mile away from the protests in Ankara – we can hear them from our hotel,” Grillot says. &nbsp;“But interestingly, life continues as usual outside the protest areas with people shopping and eating at outdoor cafes with little interest in what is happening."</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:36:26 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 7145 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Oklahomans With First-Hand Accounts Of Protests In Turkey In Turkey, Protesters Say Prime Minister Has Gone Too Far http://kgou.org/post/turkey-protesters-say-prime-minister-has-gone-too-far After more violence overnight, protesters and police clashed again in Istanbul on Monday. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22753418" target="_blank">As the BBC writes</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Police used tear gas to stop a group of demonstrators marching on the prime minister's office in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reports."<p></blockquote><p>The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/02/188033451/protesters-in-turkey-vow-more-demonstrations" target="_blank">protests began Friday</a> and have spread to Ankara and other cities. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:06:55 +0000 Mark Memmott 7126 at http://kgou.org In Turkey, Protesters Say Prime Minister Has Gone Too Far