PKK http://kgou.org en World Views: May 24, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-24-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette Grillot reports from Istanbul, where she speaks with University of Oklahoma economist <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/D/Firat.Demir-1/">Firat Demir</a> about the international response to Monday's deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., and political problems facing Turkey.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Oregon political scientist <a href="http://polisci.uoregon.edu/facbios.php?name=Richard_Kraus">Richard Kraus</a> joins the program for a conversation about&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">how art and culture become a testing ground between the United States and China. He's the author of&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">author of&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Pianos_and_Politics_in_China_Middle_Clas.html?id=R_ohdOxCP-8C" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle over Western Music</a>.</em></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6596 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 24, 2013 As Syrian Conflict Intensifies, Turkey Fears Renewed Civil Violence http://kgou.org/post/syrian-conflict-intensifies-turkey-fears-renewed-civil-violence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After decades of fighting, the conflict between the Kurdish nationalist group the PKK and the Turkish government finally drew to a close with a&nbsp;ceasefire&nbsp;in March. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peace in Turkey may be short-lived, though. Violence in neighboring Syria is steadily intensifying, forcing a reluctant Turkey to respond and possibly putting citizens at risk.</span></p><p>“Most people among the Kurdish population are very optimistic,” says Firat Demir, a University of Oklahoma economist. “The last thing now that a citizen of Turkey wants is to have another civil conflict after this 80-year-old bloody conflict that is ending.”</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:46:58 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 6595 at http://kgou.org As Syrian Conflict Intensifies, Turkey Fears Renewed Civil Violence