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Briefing on the growth of Turkish nationalist groups in Europe

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11 January 2018 The attempted shooting of a German-Turkish national has refocused attention on the relationship between the Turkish government and diaspora communities in Europe Deniz Naki, a prominent member of Germany’s Kurdish community, claims he was targeted by far-right Turkish nationalists The incident comes after politicians in Turkey and Germany raised concerns about the […]

Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’

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On the 16th of January 2018, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be holding a Westminster Debate with James Ker-Lindsay, Professor of Politics and Policy at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Ilker Kilich, former Republican Turkish Party (CTP) UK President. This event will be kindly hosted by Faisal Rashid, Labour MP for Warrington South and chaired by Ipek […]

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

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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 […]

Biefing on Turkey and the protests in Iran

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04 January 2018 Protests in Iran have elicited a cautious response in Turkey, where sympathy has given way to geopolitical concerns  Having initially expressed ‘concern’ at recent developments, Turkish government officials are increasingly showing support for their counterparts in Tehran Such support comes in part from a scepticism of popular protest movements and unease at […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Coordinator

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Coordinator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 6th anniversary in October 2017, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions […]

Briefing on Turkey in 2017

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Turkey has experienced a typically eventful year. In our review of 2017, we look at Turkey’s security situation, its changing role in Iraq and Syria, the burgeoning ties with Russia and Iran, the difficulties in its relationship with West, and the future of Turkish politics after the referendum.        * Security Despite beginning 2017 […]

Briefing on the Selahattin Demirtas trial

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14 December 2017 The fate of the Turkey’s second biggest opposition party is closely tied to the trial of its most important figure, Selahattin Demirtas Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is standing trial under Turkey’s anti-terrorism laws The case is part of a wider crackdown on the HDP for alleged links […]

Briefing on Jerusalem and the Turkey – Israel relationship

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07 December 2017 Turkey is threatening to cut ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as the country’s capital Having historically worked closely together, relations between Israel and Turkey have been damaged by a series of politically charged rows Despite this, both countries have continued to develop close economic ties regardless of the animosity between […]

Westminster Debate ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’

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29 November 2017, House of Commons Turkey has been deeply involved in the international aid effort for the Rohingya, and on 7 September, Turkey’s foreign aid agency became the first foreign outfit to deliver an initial shipment of 1000 tonnes of basic food and medicine to Rohingya areas. Meanwhile, Turkish officials have visited the refugee camps […]

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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 […]

Centre for Turkey Studies Funding

The Centre for Turkey studies receives donations from members and supporters as well sponsorship from businesses based in London for its activities. We are thankful for generous support so far provided by members and supporters of the Centre for Turkey Studies amongst the UK’s large Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities.  We also organise fundraising […]

Support CEFTUS Events on Crowdfunder

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]

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