Westminster Debates

Westminster Debate ‘The Cyprus Issue: Cyprus Reunification Talks’

8 February 2017 House of Lords This CEFTUS Westminster Debate was kindly chaired and hosted by Lord Hannay. Keynote speakers were Dr Erol Kaymak, the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University and Dr Michalis Attalides, who was Rector of the University of Nicosia until 1 April 2016 and […]

CEFTUS Roundtable with Dr Erol Kaymak and Dr Michalis Attalides

‘Cyprus issue: What’s next?’ Two experts, one from each side of divided Cyprus, Dr Erol Kaymak and Dr Michalis Attalides, discussed the future of Cyprus at an exclusive roundtable on 8 February 2017, following on from the Cyprus reunification talks which were held in Geneva. This event was kindly hosted and chaired by Lord Kilclooney. Attendees included representatives from […]

Westminster Debate ‘Integration of Turks in London: Lessons for Brexit Britain’

  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a public forum with Dr Ibrahim Sirkeci, Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London, and Dr Saniye Dedeoglu, Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey and the EU: Cooperation and Conflict’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a public forum with Dr Senem Aydin-Duzgit, Senior Scholar and the Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator at Istanbul Policy Center and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabanci University. This event is kindly hosted […]

Joint Forums

Roundtable with Sir David Logan, Former Ambassador to Turkey

Turkey’s turbulent past year and implications for the future Sir David Logan, Former Ambassador to Turkey and Chair of the British Institute at Ankara, spoke at a CEFTUS Roundtable on Turkey’s turbulent past year and its implications for the country’s future. The discussion, chaired by CEFTUS advisor Dr Gareth Winrow, covered both domestic and international concerns. The […]

Joint Forum ‘Brexit, Turkey and the European Union’

17 November 2016, House of Commons This event organised in partnership with Friends of Turkey Group in the European Parliament was kindly hosted and chaired by Catherine West, Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green. Geoffrey Van Orden, Conservative MEP for East England and Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon were the keynote speakers. Catherine West MP began […]

Roundtable with Selahattin Demirtas Co-Leader of the HDP

We regret to inform you that due to sudden and unexpected circumstances Mr Selahattin Demirtas will NOT be able to take part in this public forum. This event is therefore postponed to a future date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. __________________________________________________________________________ CEFTUS in partnership with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is organising an exclusive […]

Joint Forum ‘Post-Coup Turkey and Counter-Terrorism’

This event has now been postponed to a later date in December due to urgent commitments of the speakers. We will soon be in touch regarding the new date for the event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with Turkish Asian Center for Asian Studies (TASAM) […]

Briefings

Briefing on German-Turkish relations

Chancellor Merkel’s actions during her visit to Turkey were largely guided by concerns about her domestic popularity, giving Turkey a level of leverage which belies the two countries’ trade imbalance. • With elections this year and Merkel losing ground to the far right, her priority on this visit was to show she is maintaining Turkey’s […]

Briefing on Turkey’s security approach after Astana

The peace talks in Astana have given Turkey greater room for activity in Syria but also tie Turkey more firmly to that conflict. While neither the regime nor rebel groups appear to have changed their approach significantly following the Astana talks, Turkey has become a guarantor country. This sets clearer terms for Turkey’s engagement in […]

Briefing on support for the changes to the constitution

The government is about to begin campaigning in earnest to secure a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum on the proposed changes to the constitution set for April; success in the referendum for the government is currently not certain. The nationalist MHP, whose leadership is supporting the government’s proposed changes, has still failed to convince its […]

Briefing on the Cyprus peace talks

The conspicuous absence of the Cyprus peace talks in recent pronouncements by the Turkish government hints at the government’s concerns over the domestic unpopularity of concessions on the issue. For a government typically vocal on its international policies, AKP officials have remained conspicuously muted on the Cyprus peace talks. The government’s reliance on nationalist MPs […]

analysis

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 […]

Post-coup Turkey: What is the AKP Government Perspective?

15 October 2016 Since Turkey’s failed coup attempt in July of this year, a lot of attention has been given to the government’s crackdown on suspected supporters of the Gülen movement, presumed to be behind the attempt. The Turkish government has been heavily criticised for presiding over politically motivated purges, which use the coup as […]

News

CEFTUS is seeking a new Programme Officer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Programme Officer to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and […]

CEFTUS Partnership with Frontier Horizons

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is excited to announce it will be partnering with Frontier Horizons to deliver specialised, in-depth analysis on issues affecting our areas of interest, namely Turkey Syria, Iran and the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Frontier Horizons is a global risk management and specialist security consultancy, with extensive networks across over […]

CEFTUS Spoke at Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society

George Dyson, Head of Research at CEFTUS, spoke at an event organised by Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society, about the failed coup in Turkey this summer. George explored the impact of the failed coup on Turkish society at the event, entitled “Does military power still play a crucial role in the politics of the […]

Co-Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas MP’s Anniversary Message

‘I congratulate the Centre for Turkey Studies on five years of crucial work. With global politics in such a state of flux – and Turkey in particular going through extremely challenging times – we need expert sources like CEFTUS to shed light on what’s really happening. Good luck for the coming months and years.’ Caroline […]

Advisors

Dr Ayla Gol

Dr Ayla Gol is a Reader and Director of Graduate School at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. She serves on the editorial boards of Critical Studies on Terrorism, Mediterranean Politics and Center for the Strategic and Research Analysis. Dr Göl is also the co-convener of British International Studies Association (BISA) Working Group on ‘International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia’ (ISMMEA). […]

Stephen Kinnock MP

Stephen Kinnock was born in Tredegar in 1970, and has kept strong and continuing links to South Wales throughout his life. He joined the Labour Party when he was 15 and is a proud member of Community trade union and the Co-operative Party. Following comprehensive school he went to Cambridge University to study modern languages, […]

Lord Sheikh

Lord Sheikh is the Chairman and Director of Iqra Ethical plc (Islamic and ethical insurances & financial services) and Macmillan Sheikh plc (Conventional insurances & financial services) which have offices in Westminster, London. In addition he is the Chairman of two successful property companies. He used to be Chairman and Chief Executive of another company which […]

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 […]

Our Speakers

Ahmet Şık

CEFTUS Westminster Debate: ‘Battling the Censors: Freedom of Journalism in ‘New Turkey” Mr Ahmet Şık is a Turkish investigative journalist, author of several books, and a trade unionist. His book ‘The Imam’s Army’, investigating the controversial Gülen movement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, led to his detention for a year in 2011–2012 and the […]

Professor İştar Gözaydın

Professor İştar Gözaydın Westminster Debate ‘Religion, Society And Politics In A Changing Turkey’ Istar Gözaydın (1959) is a Proffesor of LAw and Politics at Dogus University in Istanbul, having previously studied at the New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Institute, and holds an LLD from Istanbul University. She focuses on the relations […]

Amberin Zaman

  AMBERIN ZAMAN Columnist of the weekly The Economist and the Turkish daily Haberturk Westminster Debate ‘Turkish Foreign Policy: Syria and its Kurds’   Amberin Zaman is Istanbul-based Turkey correspondent of the UK weekly The Economist. Zaman, who is Turkish, also writes a column twice a week for the mass circulation Turkish daily Haberturk. Educated in New […]

Deniz Birinci

  CEFTUS Westminster Debate: ‘The Cyprus Dispute: Economic Crisis and Hydrocarbons’ Ms Deniz Birinci is the Foreign Relations Secretary and the Deputy Secretary General of the Turkish Cypriot Social Democratic Party TDP, and has been active in politics since June 2013. She has recently stood as an independent MEP Candidate in the European Parliament elections, forming […]

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CEFTUS now offers internships

Internships The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) offers internships throughout the year for people who are interested in gaining practical experience in relations between Turkey and the UK. Internships offered are in areas of communications, events organisation, press relations, fundraising and research. Duration and schedule of internships are designed according to availability and skills of candidates. […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. “ to serve as a Turkey-focused public policy forum for the British public and its communities originating from Turkey, and to create a dialogue between experts from Turkey and […]

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CEFTUS is seeking a new Programme Officer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Programme Officer to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and […]