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Buket Bora is Deputy Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS). She is responsible for overall management of CEFTUS, its sister organisations and annual fundraising events. She was formerly the centre’s Events and Editing Coordinator.

Buket studied Law at the University of Law.

She holds a Master’s in Culture Diaspora Ethnicity from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is interested in political and cultural implications of nationalism, racialisation and identity formations. She completed her dissertation on the tension between Turkish nationalism and contemporary Circassian identity in Turkey.

Buket holds a BA in Teaching Foreign Languages in Turkey. After completing short courses in marketing, advertising and public relations she went on to do her Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and became a freelance tutor of Turkish in London. She taught Turkish at several institutes including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence and various businesses. She is a keen linguist and interested in languages, particularly semantics and phonetics.

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