Westminster Debates

Westminster Debate with Ece Temelkuran ‘Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy’

To celebrate the launch of her new book Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) invites you to join the noted and renowned Turkish commentator and novelist Ece Temelkuran for a discussion about her work and the political crisis unfolding in Turkey. This event will take place between 8pm and 9pm […]

Westminster Debate with Can Dundar ‘Quo Vadis Turkiye?’

29 June 2016 House of Commons CEFTUS was pleased to welcome journalist and author Mr Can Dundar to the House of Commons for a talk on the nature of politics in modern Turkey, especially with regards to press freedoms and the EU. Dundar began by talking about the desperate nature of press freedoms in Turkey, […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey: Analysis on Political Changes and Potential Scenarios for Future’

9 June 2016 House of Commons This Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Neil Coyle, Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. The keynote speaker was Mr Ahmet Hakan, Turkish columnist and TV presenter. Mr Ahmet writes daily columns for Hurriyet and has presented the popular current affairs programme Tarafsiz Bolge on CNNTurk since 2005, as well as […]

Public Forum ‘Regime Change in Turkey: Kurdish Politics and Foreign Policy’

  Friday 10 June 2016 Unite House This CEFTUS public forum was kindly chaired by Dr Zeynep Kaya of the London School of Economics. Keynote speakers Prof Dr Nuray Mert and political scientist and columnist and Dr Lenore G. Martin spoke on Turkey’s foreign policy. Dr Lenore G. Martin opened her speech by analysing  why under the […]

Joint Forums

CEFTUS and English PEN Roundtable with Can Dundar

English PEN, in partnership with the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted a roundtable discussion with the leading Turkish editor and journalist Can Dündar on 29 June. Dundar and journalists discussed press freedom and the challenges to freedom of expression in Turkey. Can Dündar is editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet. He is currently appealing a […]

‘Changing Kurdish Dynamics in the Middle East’

CEFTUS and LSE Middle East Centre Joint Forum ‘Changing Kurdish Dynamics in the Middle East’ 19 April 2016 House of Commons The forum was hosted by Labour MP Sharon Hodgson for Washington & Sunderland West. The forum came as the hundred year anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement nears. The Sykes-Picot agreement saw the defining of […]

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 […]

News

The EU and Brexit, Where does Turkey Stand?

Gabriella Twinning With the referendum day fast approaching, the world is unsure how the British public shall vote this Thursday. With conflicting results from the polls, the only prediction I shall make is that the result shall be close, French election close. Further, this piece shall not focus on the closing arguments of the opposing […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing, 2nd June – 7th June 2016

02/06/2016 – Guardian Turkey recalls ambassador after German MP’s Armenian genocide vote Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Berlin after German MPs approved a motion describing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago as genocide – a decision that the Turkish president said would “seriously affect” relations between the two countries. The five-page paper, co-written by […]

CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Gala

CEFTUS will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Our anniversary event will mark success of our work so far and will raise funds to carry out our future projects. Our anniversary celebrations in previous years welcome members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people and representatives of communities. This […]

CIVIL GLOBAL 2016 | Global Civil Diplomacy Summit

Between 20 – 22 April 2016, in Istanbul, Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) organised CIVIL GLOBAL 2016 SUMMIT with the gathering of public representatives, NGOs, private sectoral and media representatives, researchers, experts and academicians of both formal and civil disciplines from Turkey and abroad. The series of events were organised under the main theme of “Discovering the Potential: […]

Advisors

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 […]

Kate Osamor MP

  Kate Osamor is a British Labour Co-operative politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Edmonton since May 2015. She has lived in north London her whole life. She has worked for the NHS for over 15 years, worked as a GP Practice Manager at an Enfield GP Surgery. Her son was born […]

Diana Johnson MP for Hull North

Diana was born and brought up in the North West of England. After studying Law at University, she was called to the Bar in 1991.  For many years, she worked for community law centres, specialising in welfare and employment law.  She has also worked as a National Officer for a civil service trade union. She […]

Sara Whyatt

Sara Whyatt is a campaigner and researcher on freedom of expression and human rights, notably for PEN International for over 20 years (1990-2013), and previously for Amnesty International. At PEN she worked with its global membership of writers based in over 100 countries mobilising its campaigns for writers at risk as well as on thematic […]

Our Speakers

Lord Sheikh

Lord Sheikh Westminster Debate ‘Foreign Policy of Turkey during the EU Accession’ 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. Lord Sheikh was elevated […]

Dr Soner Cagaptay

CEFTUS Westminster Debate : ‘Dynamics of ‘New Turkey’: Domestic and Foreign Challenges  CEFTUS and RUSI Joint Forum : ‘Turkey and its Turbulent Neighbours’:  CEFTUS Roundtable with Dr Soner Cagaptay : ‘Turkey under Erdogan and Davutoglu’:  Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish research programme at The Washington Institute for Near […]

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 […]

Prof Binnaz Toprak MP

  CEFTUS Joint Forum ‘Experience of Women in Contemporary Turkey’ Westminster Debate ‘Religion, Society and Politics in a Changing Turkey and the Hate Crime Legislation Campaign in Turkey’ Prof. Binnaz Toprak is a member of Turkey’s Parliament and vice chair of Commission on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men. In 1976, she joined the Department […]

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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 […]

CEFTUS 4th Anniversary Gala

We are very excited that CEFTUS will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. Our anniversary event will mark success of our work so far and will raise funds to carry out our future projects. Our anniversary celebrations in previous years welcome members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people […]

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

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