Westminster Debates

‘Turkey: Collapse of Peace Talks, ISIS Attacks and A New Constitution’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a Westminster Debate with keynote speakers  Mr Gursel Tekin Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP for Istanbul and Dr Sezgin Tanrikulu CHP MP for Istanbul. Please see speaker biographies below. The event will take place on Tuesday 9 February 2016, between 7.00PM and 9.00PM in Committee […]

‘Cost of Syrian Refugee Crisis: Social, Economic and Political Benefits and Burden’

This Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Yvette Cooper MP for Normanton, Pontecraft and Castleford and was chaired by Ms Doris Carrion of the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme, whose expertise include Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, and the impact of the Syrian Conflict on  neighbouring countries. Keynote Speakers were Prof Dr […]

CEFTUS Westminster Debate ‘Cyprus, the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean’

9 December 2015, House of Commons Our CEFTUS Westminster Debate with keynote speaker His Excellency, Euripides L. Evriviades, High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland focused on the role of Cyprus as a member of the European Union in the region and the prospects for […]

‘Kurdish Issue: Is Peace Still on the Table?

  27 October 2015, House of Commons The keynote speaker was veteran journalist and author Cengiz Candar and the event was kindly chaired and hosted by Tom Brake MP. Tom Brake MP opened the event discussing the strong relationship between Britain and Turkey and how this has grown increasingly important in light of the Syrian Crisis. […]

Joint Forums

CEFTUS and IPC Istanbul Roundtable Meeting on ‘Post-Election Turkey’

Istanbul Policy Center (IPC)-Sabanci University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative and the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) organised a roundtable meeting entitled “Post-Election Turkey” on Friday, January 15, 2016. The meeting elaborated on Turkey’s domestic dynamics and foreign policy following the last elections. This event was a continuation of two meetings held by IPC and CEFTUS in the British […]

RWCA, CEFTUS and Kurdish Progress Public Forum with HDP Co-Chair Figen Yuksekdag

30 November 2015, House of Commons Our event in partnership with Refugee Workers Cultural Association (RWCA) and the Centre for Kurdish Progress was chaired by Lord William Wallace and Joan Ryan MP for Enfield and was hosted Seema Malhotra MP in the House of Commons. Mrs Figen Yuksekdag’s speech was translated by Andrew Penny. Mrs […]

CEFTUS and IPC Joint Forum ‘Post-Election Turkey’

17 November 2015, House of Commons CEFTUS and Istanbul Policy Center of Sabanci University hosted a debate with keynote speakers Professor Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabanci University, Lord Peter Hain, Lord Owen and Lord William Wallace. The event was chaired by Professor Ayla Gol of Aberystwyth University […]

Joint Forum ‘The Syrian War’s Impact on Kurdish Politics’

  16 November 2015, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies, in partnership with the Centre for Kurdish Progress organised a debate with keynote speakers Dr Cengiz Gunes, Associate Lecturer at the Open University, Mr Robert Lowe, Manager of the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and […]


Ceftus – Christmas Dinner

Join Us for an evening of festive fun! 10% off for Online Tickets. Buy Now! Date: 08th December 2015, 07:30pm Venue: Troia Restaurant Price & Menu: £48*,  3 course meal plus first drinks Address: 3F Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7GQ (*) 10% Off for Online Tickets Click Here Buy Your Ticket Now! No related posts.

2015 Anniversary Message from Jeremy Corbyn MP

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP’s support message for CEFTUS’ 4th anniversary celebration. Related posts: 2015 Anniversary Message from Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP 2015 Anniversary Message from Mayor Boris Johnson MP ‘Destruction of the Near East and the Kurdistan Issue’ CEFTUS 3rd Anniversary Interview with Keith Vaz MP

CEFTUS 4th Anniversary

We celebrated fourth year of our ever increasingly important work on 28th October 2015 with 600 distinguished guests in London Marriott Grosvenor Hotel.   We are extremely grateful for cross-party support from the British Parliament. Several MPs and Lords/Baronesses including Keith Vaz Labour MP, David Amess MP, Tom Brake Liberal Democrat MP, Seema Malhotra Labour […]

Winners of Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2015

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Community Achievement Awards 2015. Please see below the full list of winners.   CEFTUS Appreciation Award Mr Rami Ronger MBE, Mr Shany Gupta, Mr Martin Howe and Mrs Gulse Birsel Community Achievement Role Model (Female/Male) Dr. Seval Tasdemir and Mrs Aysegul Yesildaglar Mr Ali Poyraz and Dr Ziya Radmand  […]


Nick de Bois

Nick de Bois served as Conservative MP for Enfield North from May 2010 to May 2015. Nick’s role in poltics over the last few years has been as Enfield North’s representative in the Conservative Party. Nick first stood for Parliament in Enfield North in 2001. He showed great commitment to Enfield by standing again in […]

Jean Lambert MEP

Jean Denise Lambert MEP, Green Party UK, Vice-President of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group Jean Denise Lambert[1], born Jean Denise Archer on 1 June 1950 in Orsett, Essex is an English politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the London Region. A member of the Green Party of England and Wales, she has been […]

Cllr Ertan Hurer, Conservative Party

Ertan is a Turkish Cypriot and active community member and Councillor for Enfield. Born Hackney London 1961 to Turkish Cypriot parents. Ertan is an Economics Graduate from Queen Mary College. He has qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and been in practice since 1991.  He has joined Conservative Party in 1997 although active in […]

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci

Ibrahim Sirkeci is Ria Financial Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London (UK). He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University (Turkey). Prior to joining […]

Our Speakers

Meg Hillier MP

Joint Forum “The Crisis in Iraq: Unexpected Alliances, Western Intervention and the Kurdistan Question” Meg Hillier was elected Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch in 2005. Meg is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling. Meg is also a member of […]

Muslim Sari MP for Istanbul

  Muslim Sari MP for Istanbul Westminster Debate ‘Religion, Society and Politics in A Changing Turkey’ Müslim Sarı was born in 1974 in Istanbul, Kadikoy. Sari graduated from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University in 1997. Sari continues to work on his master’s degree in the Department of Political Science and Public […]

Cemal Ozyigit

  CEFTUS Westminster Debate: ‘The Cyprus Dispute: Economic Crisis and Hydrocarbons’ Mr. Cemal Ozyigit was born in 1960 in the village of Fota in Cyprus. He graduated from the Teacher’s Academy and served as a primary school teacher in various villages of Cyprus. He did his postgraduate studies in the field of Education Management. He served […]

Dr Jenny White

  Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at a tipping point’ CEFTUS Insights Interview with Dr Jenny White Dr Jenny White is a writer and social anthropologist and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and a professor at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association […]


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. […]

CEFTUS 2013-2014 Booklet

  Please click the link below to download the Centre for Turkey Studies 2013-2014 Booklet Download CEFTUS 2013-2014 Booklet Related posts: Winners of the CEFTUS Community Achievement Awards 2014 CEFTUS 3rd Anniversary Interview with Keith Vaz MP Jonathan Friedman Presidential Election 2014 Insights Special

Centre for Turkey Studies Funding

The Centre for Turkey studies receives donations from members and supporters as well sponsorship from businesses based in London for its activities. We are thankful for generous support so far provided by members and supporters of the Centre for Turkey Studies amongst the UK’s large Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities.  We also organise fundraising […]

Support CEFTUS Events on Crowdfunder

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]