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Joint Forum ‘Referendum Result and Future for Freedom of Expression in Turkey’

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  20 April 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Index on Censorship hosted a public forum with Special Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Guney Yildiz, award-winning Turkish-British technologist Alp Toker and Index on Censorship’s Head of Advocacy Melody Patry. This event was hosted by Neil Coyle, Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and was chaired by […]

Joint Forum ‘After Turkey’s referendum what hopes for a Cyprus Settlement?’

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  19 April 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Friends of Cyprus hosted a public forum with Sener Elcil, General Secretary of KTOS, the Turkish Cypriot Primary Teachers Trade Union. The event was hosted by Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East.and chaired by Mary Southcott, […]

Briefing on Turkey’s referendum and the future of Turkish politics

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The results of the referendum reflect shifts in Turkey’s political landscape and raise new questions, meaning a respite from political uncertainty seems unlikely. Turkey’s opposition party has raised questions over the legitimacy of the result of Sunday’s vote, meaning the issue of the referendum may continue for some time. While the government appears to have […]

Briefing on Turkey, Russia and Syria

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Turkey’s immediate show of support for the recent US strike in Syria on government forces may have damaged its relations with Russia, demonstrating the balancing act Turkey must play between the two powers. • Turkey’s recent relative quiet about removing Assad was interpreted as a concession to Russia, but its response to the US strike […]

Policy Brief Launch Event and Joint Forum: ‘What Is at Stake in the Turkish Constitutional Referendum?’

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13 April 2017, Unite the Union The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Oxford-based Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (FLJS) hosted a public forum with Dr Bill Kissane, a political scientist and historian, and Associate Professor in Politics at the London School of Economics. The event, held at the headquarters of Unite […]

Roundtable with Pieter Cleppe ‘Referendum Result: Turkey-EU Relations’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held an exclusive roundtable event with Pieter Cleppe, the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe on 25th April 2017. In this exclusive roundtable, Pieter Cleppe spoke in depth about Turkey-EU relations. He analysed the current state of the relations in terms of trade, refugee crisis and the […]

Suicide and mental health issues among Turkish-speaking communities in Europe

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Suicide rates among Turkish-speaking populations in Europe are often higher than the among the general population. For example, young women of Turkish descent in Germany are more than five times more likely to attempt suicide than German native women, with similar figures found in the Netherlands and Switzerland. In the UK, systematic data showing suicide rates in […]

Special Briefing, Kurdish Affairs, March 2017

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The March 2017 Kurdish Affairs Special Briefing explored tensions between Kurdish groups and between these groups and other actors in the four countries of focus. It also looked at broader regional tensions and how these have impacted Kurdish affairs. The Centre for Turkey Studies research team spoke with key actors and insider sources to develop our insights into events […]

Briefing on the ‘no’ campaign and the CHP

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The CHP campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution has received both praise and criticism, and sheds light on the current state of the party and its ambitions. The CHP leadership has laid out instructions to its campaigners, including using positive rhetoric, for its ‘no’ campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution. Both […]

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CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Video

See here full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbGIEmUhbLQ&feature=youtu.be (55)

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 […]

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 […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Programme Officer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Programme Officer to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and […]