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Briefing on Turkey’s new cabinet

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09 August 2018 President Erdogan’s picks for his new cabinet offer an insight into the direction of his government New Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is likely to oversee the continuation of an increasingly unorthodox economic policy As Defence Minister, former Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Hulusi Akar will be tasked with managing the transition that […]

Briefing on US sanctions against Turkey

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26 July 2018 Domestic politics risks pushing Turkey-US relations into a period of perpetual crisis The dispute between the US and Turkey over detained nationals has been increasingly driven by the local political priorities of both governments The move to impose sanctions may have short-term benefits for the Trump administration but is also likely to […]

Briefing on Turkey and the future of NATO

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26 July 2018 Turkey is likely to continue to test but not overstep the limits of the NATO alliance Turkey’s relationship with NATO has been corroded by internal divisions and divergent strategic priorities Growing cooperation with Russia has added to concerns that Turkey is pivoting away from the West But despite seeking greater autonomy, Turkey […]

Briefing on the 2nd anniversary of the failed coup and the end of the state of emergency

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19 July 2018 In the two years since the thwarted military coup the Turkish state has been transformed Emergency powers and a fortified sense of popular legitimacy have enabled the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to initiate profound reforms The military has been definitively brought under the government’s control, while the civilian bureaucracy is […]

Briefing on the growing influence of the Nationalist Action Party

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12 July 2018 Having increasingly defined the political agenda, the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) is set to shape Turkey’s next government The Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) failure to win an outright majority in parliament leaves it increasingly reliant on its Nationalist Action Party (MHP) allies This marks the culmination of a process that has […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Project Officer

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is seeking a new Project Officer to help with project management, administrative tasks, event organisation and office management. CEFTUS organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions and awards ceremonies. CEFTUS conducts research projects, closely follows regional politics, and seeks to provide a bridge between Turkey and […]

Preet Kaur Gill MP’s Message of Support for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary

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“Turkey is a unique country that faces many unique challenges. A key NATO ally, Turkey sits at the border between Europe and the Middle East, and as such is on the frontline of the instability seen in Iraq and Syria. CEFTUS plays an important role by offering an open platform in which to discuss some […]

Briefing on Manbij and Turkey’s position in Syria

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05 July 2018 Events in Manbij, Syria are likely to determine Turkey’s future role in the country   Turkey hopes a recent agreement will see it take control of Manbij from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia headed by Kurdish fighters Turkish officials argue Manbij could pave the way for Turkey and its Syrian […]

BBC News Channel Interview with CEFTUS Director Ibrahim Dogus

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25 June 2018 Watch Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies, Ibrahim Dogus’ interview on the outcome of the 24th June 2018 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Turkey. (55)