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CEFTUS briefing on Turkey and US sanctions on Iran

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08 November 2018 Turkey is unwilling to downgrade ties with Iran even as it seeks to rebuild its relationship with the US Turkey has successfully lobbied to be included among the countries granted a 180-day exemption from US sanctions on Iran Ankara – Tehran relations are underpinned by Turkey’s reliance on Iranian energy imports Turkey […]

Media Coverage of Hate Speech in Turkey

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20 November 2018 Houses of Parliament Join the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) for this exciting and timely talk on media coverage of hate speech in Turkey, in Committee Room 15, the House of Commons on Tuesday, 20th November 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm. The event will kindly be hosted and chaired by Dan Carden MP, Labour […]

Book Launch ‘Why Turkey is Authoritarian: From Ataturk to Erdogan’

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1 November 2018 Unite the Union Book Launch with Halil Karaveli ‘Why Turkey is Authoritarian: From Ataturk to Erdogan’ The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)  hosted the talk by Mr Halil Karaveli at Unite the Union on his new book, Why Turkey is Authoritarian, which is published by Pluto Press in partnership with the Left […]

CEFTUS briefing on tensions in Turkey’s ruling alliance

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01 November 2018 Amid the focus on the Khashoggi controversy, the Turkish government’s ruling alliance is weakening A recent court decision to overturn the removal of Turkey’s secular-nationalist oath from schools shows the limits of the government’s influence over the judiciary The ruling Justice and Development Party has found itself at odds with its coalition […]

CEFTUS briefing on US-Turkey relations amid developments in the Khashoggi case

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25 October 2018 Turkey is using the Khashoggi case to reset relations with the US Turkey’s careful release of information has allowed time for US-Saudi-Turkey negotiations In the short term, Turkey is looking to stall impending US sanctions on Iran In the longer term, the potential sidelining of Mohammed Bin Salman could aid Turkey’s relationship […]

The Prime Minister Theresa May’s Message of Support for CEFTUS’ 7th Anniversary

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“The Prime Minister values the efforts of CEFTUS in strengthening relations between the UK and Turkey, as well as your activity as Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds. Turkey is a key ally, and our countries enjoy a close and productive relationship with many vital shared interests. Trade is increasing, […]

CEFTUS 7th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards

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On Monday 15th October 2018, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted its 7th Anniversary Gala with over 500 guests at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel. Commemorating the founding of CEFTUS 7 years ago, the event celebrated the achievements of CEFTUS over the last year in building bridges between Turkey and the UK. In addition […]

Briefing on Turkey’s stance on energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

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18 October 2018 Turkey is taking an increasingly assertive stance against what it regards as its exclusion from agreements over the region’s energy resources The issue of gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean continues to be a source of tension in the region The government of the Republic of Cyprus, which administers the southern half […]

Briefing on the implications of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

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11 October 2018 The Khashoggi case has brought to the fore questions of Turkey’s regional leadership Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh, has been missing for over a week after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Despite taking a tough line on internal dissent, Turkey has become a haven for opposition voices across the […]