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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 […]

CEFTUS is seeking an Event Manager!

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Event Manager: British Kebab Awards 2019   This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a national event, attended by 1,200 people including CEOs of major companies, MPs, and Lords and covered by the national press. The British Kebab Awards have been running since 2013 and its size and profile has enjoyed significant growth year on […]

CEFTUS briefing on the planned US withdrawal from Syria

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20 December 2018 The planned US withdrawal from Syria puts Turkey in a strong position to shape the outcome of the conflict The US appears set to fulfil the longstanding Turkish demand to end its support for Kurdish-led fighters in Syria The unexpected decision by President Trump paves the way for Turkey to greatly expand […]

CEFTUS briefing on developments in the Turkish defence industry 

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13 December 2018 Turkey’s defence industry is growing in strategic significance Turkey has stepped up efforts to develop its domestic arms industry with a series of initiatives including a new national space programme The move comes as Turkey seeks to bolster its influence as an independent regional actor, taking a more assertive stance on several […]

CEFTUS briefing on Turkey’s upcoming local elections

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06 December 2018 Political parties have begun to nominate candidates for local elections, a potentially crucial moment for both the government and opposition Turkey’s big cities are set to be strongly contested in March 2019 Here, the ruling Justice and Development Party is turning to its nationalist allies amidst a negotiating economy Unless the opposition […]