Westminster Debates

Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’

On the 16th of January 2018, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be holding a Westminster Debate with James Ker-Lindsay, Professor of Politics and Policy at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Ilker Kilich, former Republican Turkish Party (CTP) UK President. This event will be kindly hosted by Faisal Rashid, Labour MP for Warrington South and chaired by Ipek […]

Westminster Debate ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’

29 November 2017, House of Commons Turkey has been deeply involved in the international aid effort for the Rohingya, and on 7 September, Turkey’s foreign aid agency became the first foreign outfit to deliver an initial shipment of 1000 tonnes of basic food and medicine to Rohingya areas. Meanwhile, Turkish officials have visited the refugee camps […]

Westminster Debate: ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’

27 November 2017, House of Commons   The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held a public forum entitled ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’ with keynote speaker Edip Yuksel, American-Turkish-Kurdish intellectual and professor of philosophy. The event was kindly hosted by Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington […]

Westminster Debate ‘Suicide among Turkish, Kurdish, Cypriot Diasporas in Europe’

16 October 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) put on a public forum in the House of Commons on the issue of suicide among the Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot diasporas of Europe. The event was hosted and chaired by Heidi Alexander MP and featured keynote speakers Ozlem Eylem of the Centre […]

Joint Forums

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. […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Joint Forum: ‘Turkish Civil-Military Relations and the Fight against Terrorism’

22 May 2017, RUSI The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) organised an exclusive event with Dr Metin Gurcan on 22 May 2017.  The event was kindly chaired by Dr Francesco F. Milan, Teaching Fellow at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London/Joint Services Command and Staff […]

Briefings

Briefing on the growth of Turkish nationalist groups in Europe

11 January 2018 The attempted shooting of a German-Turkish national has refocused attention on the relationship between the Turkish government and diaspora communities in Europe Deniz Naki, a prominent member of Germany’s Kurdish community, claims he was targeted by far-right Turkish nationalists The incident comes after politicians in Turkey and Germany raised concerns about the […]

Biefing on Turkey and the protests in Iran

04 January 2018 Protests in Iran have elicited a cautious response in Turkey, where sympathy has given way to geopolitical concerns  Having initially expressed ‘concern’ at recent developments, Turkish government officials are increasingly showing support for their counterparts in Tehran Such support comes in part from a scepticism of popular protest movements and unease at […]

Briefing on Turkey in 2017

Turkey has experienced a typically eventful year. In our review of 2017, we look at Turkey’s security situation, its changing role in Iraq and Syria, the burgeoning ties with Russia and Iran, the difficulties in its relationship with West, and the future of Turkish politics after the referendum.        * Security Despite beginning 2017 […]

Briefing on the Selahattin Demirtas trial

14 December 2017 The fate of the Turkey’s second biggest opposition party is closely tied to the trial of its most important figure, Selahattin Demirtas Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is standing trial under Turkey’s anti-terrorism laws The case is part of a wider crackdown on the HDP for alleged links […]


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 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 […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Coordinator

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Coordinator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 6th anniversary in October 2017, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions […]

CEFTUS 6th Anniversary Gala and Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards (2017)

On Sunday 8th October 2017, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted its 6th Anniversary Gala with over 700 guests at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel near the UK Houses of Parliament.   Commemorating the founding of CEFTUS 6 years ago, the event celebrated the achievements of CEFTUS over the last year in building bridges between […]

Winners of the Turkish, Kurdish & Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2017

The winners of the Community Achievement Awards 2017 CEFTUS Appreciation Award Cengiz Candar   Businesswomen of the Year Award Yildiz Jasmine Armstrong Itir Sokmen   Businessmen of the Year Award Mehmet Sar Alp Ceylan Nasir Kiral   Law Awards Ozlem Erbil Cetin Ozan Askin     Role Models of the Year Awards   Helin Pekoz […]


Advisors

Angus Brendan MacNeil MP

Angus Brendan MacNeil MP was born Angus Brendan MacNeil on 21 July 1970 in Barra, Scotland and is the Scottish National Party MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. Currently sitting on the Liaison Committee (Commons) (since September 2015), Angus Brendan MacNeil chairs the Energy and Climate Change Committee (June 2015). He has in the past sat on […]

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 […]

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 […]

 

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Objectives

To host forums, round tables and panel discussions dealing with subjects related to the analysis of Turkey’s: Domestic politics, foreign affairs and economic development; Accession process to the European Union; Relationship with the UK, EU, Middle East and North Africa, Black Sea region, Central Asia and the Caucasus; Increasing geostrategic importance as energy conduit to […]

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 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 […]

CEFTUS 2011-2012 Booklet

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