Westminster Debates

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey’s Snap Elections and the Economy’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a Westminster Debate with Gulcin Ozkan, Professor of Economics at the University of York, on the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey and the economy. This event is kindly hosted by Catherine West, Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and Vice […]

Westminster Debate with Ali Bayramoglu ‘Upcoming General Elections in Turkey’

06 June 2018 House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies hosted political commentator Ali Bayramoglu for a discussion on Turkish politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. Bayramoglu, a veteran author and columnist, provided a background of recent developments in Turkey before offering his insights into what he expects to be the […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkish-Israeli Relations’

  25 April 2018 House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted Dr Louis Fishman in Committee Room 9 of the Houses of Parliament for a discussion on Turkey-Israel relations. Dr Fishman is a professor of Modern Middle East History at Brooklyn College, University of New York. This event was kindly hosted by […]

Westminster Debate ‘Changes to Ankara Agreement Visa Applications’

  24 April 2018 House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies held a panel discussion of legal experts focusing on recent changes to applications for visas under the so-called ‘Ankara Agreement’ in Committee Room 10 of the Houses of Parliament. The event was kindly hosted by Sir David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend and […]

Joint Forums

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

26 April 2018 RUSI The Centre for Turkey Studies and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held an exclusive roundtable with Dr Louis Fishman on Turkish-Israeli Relations. This exclusive roundtable was kindly chaired by Michael Stephens, Research Fellow for Middle East Studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. Dr Louis Fishman is an assistant professor of Modern […]

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. […]


Briefing on the growing importance of the Felicity Party

14 June 2018 The ruling Justice and Development Party is facing a growing challenge from within its own religious-conservative political tradition   The Felicity Party (SP) is rooted in the Turkish Islamist movement from which the Justice and Development Party (AKP) emerged but has become increasingly critical of the government The SP is expected to win […]

Briefing on the implications of a Turkish military operation in Iraq

07 June 2018 The implications of Turkey formally launching a military operation in Iraq are likely to be domestic as much as regional  The Turkish Armed Forces have been operating on the Iraqi side of the border since March This has formed part of ongoing Turkish efforts to counter the influence of Kurdish militants along […]

Briefing on Kurdish voters and the parliamentary elections

31 May 2018 A small number of Kurdish voters are likely to play a decisive role in Turkey’s up-coming parliamentary elections The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) ability to attract conservative Kurdish voters has been crucial to securing past parliamentary majorities, but has been damaged by the party’s turn towards Turkish nationalism The AKP’s […]

Briefing on party candidates for the parliamentary elections

24 May 2018 Candidate lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections have been revealed, giving an insight into internal party dynamics ahead of the crucial June 24 vote  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to be restructured around the leadership of President Erdogan, but remains reliant on other high-profile figures to help secure a […]


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 […]


Lord McInnes of Kilwinning CBE’s Message for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary

“CEFTUS is a vital organisation for all Parliamentarians with a serious interest in Turkey and the wider region. Without their informative briefings, events and meetings we would lose an oppertunity to learn and build strong relations.” Lord McInnes of Kilwinning CBE (4) Related posts: Nicola Sturgeon MSP’s 6th Anniversary Message Mark Field MP’s 6th Anniversary […]

Date Announced for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will hold its 7th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards (2018) on 15th October 2018 at Park Plaza London Riverbank. Monday, 15 October 2018 Reception: 6:00 – 7:00PM Dinner & Awards 7:00 – 11:00PM Park Plaza London Riverbank 18 Albert Embankment Lambeth London SE1 7TJ Dress code:  Lounge Suit […]

Rt Hon George Howarth MP’s Message for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary

“Please keep up the good work which is so important to the good order and stability of the region.” George Howarth, Labour MP for Knowsley (11) Related posts: Nicola Sturgeon MSP’s 6th Anniversary Message Mark Field MP’s 6th Anniversary Message Sir David Amess MP’s 6th Anniversary Message Afzal Khan MP’s 6th Anniversary Message

Baroness Harris of Richmond’s Message for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary

“I send CEFTUS my very best wishes for another fantastic event – and thank you for the excellent work you do bringing your communities together and enabling us all to work towards a peaceful future. We are living in very difficult times and we must do all we can to ensure the voices of reason […]


Dr Caroline Tee

  Dr Caroline Tee is a postdoctoral research assistant in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Her research explores approaches to scientific learning in the Gulen-Hizmet educational movement in Turkey. Her doctoral project addressed issues of memory, religion and identity in the Turkish Alevi community, largely through the […]

Andrew Slaughter MP

Andy Slaughter is a British Labour Party politician and was Member of Parliament for Hammersmith from 2010 until March 2015. He is currently the Labour candidate for Hammersmith at the General Election to be held on Thursday 7 May 2015. He had previously been MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd’s Bush from 2005 to 2010 […]

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 […]

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 […]



CEFTUS 5 Year Review

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CEFTUS 2011-2012 Booklet

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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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