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Nominations are Now Open for 8th Community Achievement Awards (2019)

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will hold its 8th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards on 14 October 2019. Founded in 2011, CEFTUS has grown remarkably and has been the only effective organisation that provides an open platform for issues regarding Turkey and the region, builds bridges between Turkey and the UK and brings […]

Book Launch: “Erdogan Rising” with Hannah Lucinda Smith

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03 September  2019 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London Book Launch: “Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey” with Hannah Lucinda Smith The Centre for Turkey Studies is delighted to invite you to the launch of ‘Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey’ by acclaimed journalist and Times correspondent Hannah […]

All Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds 2019 AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds was held on: 17:15 – 18:15 Tuesday, 18th June 2019 Room P, Portcullis House Minutes can be found here. (37)

Westminster Debate “Who is ‘we the people’?” Elif Shafak in conversation with Rachel Shabi

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26 March 2019 Committee Room 12 House of Commons Westminster Debate “Who is ‘we the people’?” Elif Shafak in conversation with Rachel Shabi On March 26th, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted Turkey’s most widely read female author, academic and rights campaigner Elif Shafak, in conversation with journalist and novelist Rachel Shabi. The event took place […]

Book Launch: ”How to Lose a Country” with Ece Temelkuran

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12 February  2019 House of Lords Book Launch: ”How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship” with Ece Temelkuran On February 12, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted a public forum and book launch  in the House of Lords with acclaimed journalist and author Ece Temelkuran in conversation with Lord Maurice Glasman. […]

CEFTUS briefing on the thaw in Greece – Turkey relations

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07 February 2019 Greek Prime Minister Tsipras’ visit to Turkey was symbolic but lacked substance Tsipras’ arrival in Turkey follows a period of heightened tensions between Ankara and Athens Despite facing elections, both governments have resisted the urge to play to nationalist sentiments However, little progress was made in addressing the underlying issues between the […]

Westminster Debate ”Seeking a new politics in opposition to the authoritarian-populist trend in Turkey”

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29 January 2019 Committee Room 15 House of Commons Westminster Debate ‘Seeking a new politics in opposition to the authoritarian-populist trend in Turkey’ On January 29, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted a public forum in the House of Commons with a leading member of Turkey’s Felicity Party, Dr Cihangir Islam. The event was kindly hosted by […]

Westminster Debate ”Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Egypt”

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24 January 2019 Committee Room 6 House of Commons Westminster Debate ”Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Egypt” On January 24, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted a public forum in the House of Commons with distinguished academics Dr Dogus Simsek of Koc University alongside Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles and Dr […]

CEFTUS briefing on changes in the Turkish military

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17 January 2019 Recent changes in the Turkish military have highlighted divisions over strategy Rising star Metin Temel has been unexpectedly demoted amid rumours of tensions with his superiors Temel headed Turkey’s two large-scale military operations in Syria and is seen as close to President Erdogan The change comes amid differnces over Turkey’s strategy following […]