The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Centre for Turkey Studies in London in April 2011.
Over 400 guests attended the dinner including Lynne Featherstone MP, Simon Hughes MP, Tom Brake MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Wallace, Baroness Ece, Lord Sharkey, and many distinguished guests from Britain’s diverse business communities.
In his keynote speech, Nick Clegg congratulated the Centre for Turkey Studies for their vision and their aims to bring issues relating to Turkey closer to Britain. Baroness Ece and Lord Sharkey also spoke at the inaugural dinner and offered their full support for the centre.
The Centre for Turkey Studies is proud to have created London’s first policy forum/think tank that focuses on Britain’s relationship with Turkey and highlights the contributions of communities originating from Turkey to Britain’s political, commercial and community life. The centre seeks to provide through its various roundtables, public forums and networking events a better and more comprehensive understanding of Turkey’s domestic political development, its foreign policy, and economic growth.