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Sara Whyatt

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 issues, gaining the organisation great respect in the field.  In April 2013 she left PEN to become a freelance consultant, working on projects for PEN, Freemuse, UNESCO, as well as other organisations. With a special interest in Turkey developed during her years at PEN, Sara Whyatt researched and wrote a comprehensive report on freedom of expression in Turkey published November 2014: Turkey: Freedom of Expression Under A Shadow. She was also English language editor of magazineGezi Resistance and the History of Public Commotion, also published in 2014. As a consultant she has worked with NGOS in Turkey and outside, assisting in advocacy with the United Nations Council on Human Rights, and advising on promotion of artistic freedom.



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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 […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is a non-profit organisation that organises monthly speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the UK Parliament, think tanks, academic institutions and the City of London.   Founded in 2011, the Centre has achieved a lot in 5 years, establishing itself as a cultural leader in Turkish, […]

CEFTUS 2012-2013 Booklet

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. “ to serve as a Turkey-focused public policy forum for the British public and its communities originating from Turkey, and to create a dialogue between experts from Turkey and […]