Westminster Debates

Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay

Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay ‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a launch of Dr Soner Cagaptay’s new book ‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ on 11 September 2017. The event will take place between 7-9PM […]

Roundtable with Pieter Cleppe ‘Referendum Result: Turkey-EU Relations’

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held an exclusive roundtable event with Pieter Cleppe, the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe on 25th April 2017. In this exclusive roundtable, Pieter Cleppe spoke in depth about Turkey-EU relations. He analysed the current state of the relations in terms of trade, refugee crisis and the […]

Westminster Debate ‘The Fundamental Sociological Conflict of Turkey’s Political Regime’

30 March 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)organised a public forum with Dr Can Paker, Chairman of the Board at Inovent, a Board Member at Akbank, and a founding member and Chairman of PODEM (Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies). This event was kindly hosted by Virenda Sharma MP for Ealing, Southall […]

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

29 March 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) organised 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, […]

Joint Forums

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 […]

CEFTUS, Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum with Ece Temelkuran

16 May 2017, SOAS Writing as a survival tool in these “interesting times” Ece Temelkuran, famous journalist and novelist, spoke at a talk at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), organised by CEFTUS in partnership with SOAS Turkish Studies and SOAS Kurdish Society. The event was an open forum discussion and Temelkuran presented […]

Joint Forum ‘Referendum Result and Future for Freedom of Expression in Turkey’

  20 April 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Index on Censorship hosted a public forum with Special Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Guney Yildiz, award-winning Turkish-British technologist Alp Toker and Index on Censorship’s Head of Advocacy Melody Patry. This event was hosted by Neil Coyle, Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and was chaired by […]

Briefings

Briefing on the Turkish Armed Forces after the failed coup

20th July 2017 The Turkish Armed Forces is at a defining moment in its history; facing both fundamental changes and an unprecedented number of operations one year on from last July’s failed coup. Thousands of personnel have been discharged from the military and significant changes have been made to Turkeys’ security structure The measures have […]

Briefing on the anniversary of Turkey’s failed coup

One year on, the failed coup of July 15 2016 continues to define Turkish politics For supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the way ordinary citizens blocked the coup makes the party’s democratic credentials unquestionable The emergency powers enacted following the coup attempt have been justified on the basis of defending democracy, […]

Briefing on Syrian refugees in Turkey

Syrian refugees in Turkey are becoming an increasingly political issue as they look set to help shape the country’s future.    Tukey is now the biggest host of refugees in the world, with a much higher number of Syrian people staying for a longer period than the government had initially anticipated. Difficulty integrating this new […]

Briefing on Turkey’s return to economic growth

The Turkish government’s efforts to restore stability have been rewarded with a return to economic growth but dangers remain over the long-term.    After coming close to a crisis at the end of 2016, the Turkish economy has shown its resilience, posting strong growth figures over the last two quarters despite facing a variety of […]


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 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 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions […]

Membership

Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]

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

We are delighted to invite you to our Sixth Anniversary Gala on 8th October 2017. Please see event details below: 8 October 2017 Reception 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner & Awards 19:00 – 23:00 London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE Dress Code: Lounge Suit or Cocktail Dress RSVP to info@ceftus.org Please go […]

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 […]


Advisors

Dr Katerina Dalacoura

  Dr Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously worked at the University of Essex and at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Her main areas of expertise are in: human rights, democracy and democracy promotion, in the Middle East; political Islam; and […]

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 […]

Baroness Sarah Ludford

Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP was a Member of the European Parliament, representing London, from 1999 to 2014. She started her career as a UK civil servant, spent 7 years working for the European Commission and 5 years in the City as a European affairs adviser, and was an Islington councillor for 8 years in the […]

Dr Metin Gurcan

Dr Metin Gurcan is a columnist for the Washington-based Al Monitor News Agency writing about security related issues and is a regular contributor to the Turkish T24 News Agency. After graduating from the Turkish War Academy in 1998 with distinction, Dr Gurcan joined the Turkish Special Forces and served in the Southeast of Turkey, Afghanistan, […]

 

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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 5th Anniversary Video

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