Westminster Debates

Westminster Debate ‘Changes to Ankara Agreement Visa Applications’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be holding a public forum with Mr Saad Saeed, Solicitor Advocate at Aman Solicitors Advocates; Mr Ozan Askin, Solicitor/Partner at Silvine Law; Mr Yasar Dogan, Solicitor Advocate & Non-practising Barrister at Redstone Solicitors and Ms Semira Dilgil, Head of Private immigration and one of the founding Partners of Ashton Ross Law […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkish-Israeli Relations’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be holding a Westminster Debate with Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York on 25th April 2018. This event is kindly hosted by  Mohammad Yasin MP for Bedford and will be chaired by Jonathan Friedman, Director at Stroz […]

Book Launch ‘The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey’

3 April 2018 Unite the Union Book Launch with Patrick Keddie ‘The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey’ The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted Istanbul-based journalist Patrick Keddie in the Diskus Room of Unite House for the launch of his new book, ‘The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey’ on […]

Westminster Debate ‘The Business of Food in Turkey and the Modern World’

Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a public forum with successful entrepreneur Cuneyt Asan, founder and partner of Gunaydin Group, one of Turkey’s largest and best known restaurant chains and meat suppliers. This event is kindly […]

Joint Forums

CEFTUS and RUSI Roundtable with Dr Louis Fishman ‘Turkish-Israeli Relations’

The Centre for Turkey Studies and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) will be holding an exclusive roundtable with Dr Louis Fishman on Turkish-Israeli Relations. This event is invitation only and places are limited. Please email us at info@ceftus.org to reserve your place. It will take place between 2-3:30pm on Thursday, 26th April at RUSI. […]

Joint Forum with Mustafa Akinci, Turkish Cypriot Leader

This event has now been postponed due to Mr Akinci’s busy schedule during his visit to London.  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Turkish Cypriot Community Association is pleased to invite you to a public forum with His Excellency Mr Mustafa Akinci, Turkish Cypriot Leader. This event is kindly hosted by […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Roundtable with Professor Osman Can

Transitioning Towards a Presidential System under a State of Emergency 10 Oct 2017 RUSI CEFTUS and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a joint roundtable with Professor of Law Dr Osman Can, Member of Venice Commission of Council of Europe and former Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP for Istanbul on 9th October 2017. Dr. […]

Joint Forum ​’Contemporary Turkey in Conflict – The Post-Referendum Challenges’

5 June 2017, King’s College Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with King’s College Diplomacy Society held a book launch event with Professor Tahir Abbas, a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of Government, LSE. The event was chaired by George Dyson of CEFTUS. […]

Briefings

Briefing on Turkey’s support for US-led airstrikes in Syria

19 April 2018 Turkish support for recent US-led airstrikes against the Assad regime has underlined the differences between Ankara and Moscow over Syria’s future    Turkey has long called for Western intervention in Syria and remains a staunch opponent of the Assad regime This anti-Assad stance is at odds with Turkey’s growing cooperation with Russia […]

Briefing on the implications of the Turkish lira’s decline

12 April 2018 As the value of the lira continues to fall, the Turkish government faces a decisive moment in its management of the economy The value of the Turkish lira has sunk to record lows amid declining international and domestic confidence in the economy The potential for a currency crisis, a recurring threat to […]

Briefing on EU-Turkey leaders meeting in Varna, Bulgaria

05 April 2018 Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union are more remote than ever, but mutual interests mean a close relationship in likely to continue, potentially in a new form   Relations have improved in recent months, but Turkey’s accession to the EU continues to stagnate amid tension on both sides However, the fortunes […]

Briefing on Turkey’s role in Syria after Afrin

29 March 2018 Turkey now holds sway over a large and heavily populated area of Syria, giving Ankara a crucial say in the country’s future The capture of Afrin city has allowed Turkey to connect the areas in Syria under its influence into a continuous territory stretching from Idlib to Jarabulous, a region that holds […]


analysis

Guardian Article: Turkey needs a moderating friend in Brexiting Britain

CEFTUS Director, Ibrahim Dogus, wrote an article for The Guardian on UK-Turkey relations, which appeared on 10 February 2017. Ibrahim argued that the UK and the EU more broadly, while rightly critical of aspects of Turkey’s policy, have not been vocal enough in their support for Turkey in the aftermath of last year’s attempted coup […]

Saturday 10 December twin suicide bomb attack in Istanbul

On Saturday night, a car bomber and suicide bomber attacked police positions outside a football stadium in the heart of Istanbul at the end of a match. The blasts killed at least 44 people, with over 150 injured. This is the fourth mass-casualty attack this year in Istanbul alone, one among countless attacks on security […]

EU-Turkey Relations

EU-Turkey relations and the EU parliament resolution to call for freezing Turkey’s accession process The EU adopts a cautiously confrontational stance towards Turkey as the refugee crisis deal hangs in the balance while Europe’s far right is on the rise and Turkey is ever more looking elsewhere for friends. Relations between Turkey and the European […]

Could Turkey’s main opposition, the CHP, have a chance at power?

Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the country’s oldest, having emerged from grass roots political movements involved in the initial struggle preceding the foundation of the Turkish Republic. It has been the country’s largest opposition party for over a decade. Banned in the 1980 military coup, the party has clawed its way back to its […]

News

CEFTUS is seeking a new Adminstrator

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)  is seeking a new Administrator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 6th anniversary in October 2017, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions and awards ceremonies. CEFTUS conducts research projects, closely follows regional politics, and seeks to provide a bridge between […]

All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds Inaugural Meeting

All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds inaugural meeting took place on 21st February 2018 in Committee Room 17 of the House of Commons. The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) has been appointed as secretariat. Dan Carden MP has been elected as Chair of the APPG British Turks and Kurds. David Warburton MP, Catherine […]

Why Turkey is attacking US-backed force in northern Syria | ITV News

Watch Founder and Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies Ibrahim Dogus’ analysis on ITV news on 22 Jan 2018.   A new military campaign by Turkey inside northern Syria is threatening to pull apart the very alliances that helped drive Islamic State out of the area. Turkey has long warned it will not tolerate […]

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]


Advisors

Rusen Cakir

  Rusen Cakir is senior correspondent for the Turkish daily Vatan and editor of Metis Publishing’s Black and White Book Series, which promotes the work of investigative journalists. Since 1985, he has served with prominent newspapers and television outlets such as Nokta, Tempo, Cumhuriyet, Milliyet, CNN-Turk, and NTV. His publications (all in Turkish) include Neither […]

Professor Fuat Keyman

E. FUAT KEYMAN is professor of International Relations at Sabancı University/İstanbul. He is also the director of Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabancı University. He works on democratization, globalization, international relations, civil society, Turkish politics and foreign policy, and Turkey-EU relations. He has produced many books and articels, both in English and in Turkish, in […]

Dr Tunc Aybak

  Dr Tunc Aybak is currently the director of International Politics Programme at School of Law, Middlesex University. He graduated from School of Political Science, Ankara University in International Relations and Diplomacy. He completed his PhD at the University of Hull in International law and Politics. He teaches on BA International Politics and MA International […]

Jonathan Fryer

Jonathan Fryer (born 5 June 1950) is a British writer, broadcaster, lecturer and Liberal Democrat politician.He was the LibDem candidate for the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse in the 2010 general election, coming in fourth. (89) Related posts: Keith Vaz MP Diana Johnson MP for Hull North Mustafa Topkaya Cllr Ertan Hurer, Conservative Party

 

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CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]

Membership

Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is a non-profit organisation that organises monthly speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the UK Parliament, think tanks, academic institutions and the City of London.   Founded in 2011, the Centre has achieved a lot in 5 years, establishing itself as a cultural leader in Turkish, […]