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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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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 […]

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 […]

Background of Communities in the UK

There are over 350,000 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriots living and working in the United Kingdom; their settlement in the UK took place in distinct phases since the 1950s. As with many immigrant communities, they represent diverse communities with different socio-economic status, religious backgrounds, regional origins, and various motives for migrating to the UK. It […]

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