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Dr Ayla Gol

Dr Ayla Gol


Dr Ayla Gol is a Reader and Director of Graduate School at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. She serves on the editorial boards of Critical Studies on Terrorism, Mediterranean Politics and Center for the Strategic and Research Analysis. Dr Göl is also the co-convener of British International Studies Association (BISA) Working Group on ‘International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia’ (ISMMEA). She is the author of Turkey Facing East: Islam, Modernity and Foreign Policy, Manchester University Press, 2013. Dr Göl is the holder of CEFTUS Award for her academic contributions in 2015. 



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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 […]

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 […]

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]


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 […]