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Joint Forum with Mustafa Akinci, Turkish Cypriot Leader

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This event has now been postponed due to Mr Akinci’s busy schedule during his visit to London.  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Turkish Cypriot Community Association is pleased to invite you to a public forum with His Excellency Mr Mustafa Akinci, Turkish Cypriot Leader. This event is kindly hosted by […]

Briefing on growing Turkey-Russia relations

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16 November 2017 Turkey and Russia continue to deepen their ties, but geopolitical tensions are likely to limit the potential of such a relationship Presidents Putin and Erodgan have met for the fifth time this year at a conference in Sochi where they discussed the joint development of several key energy projects Ankara has also […]

Westminster Debate, ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is holding an event to discuss the ongoing persecution of – and humanitarian crisis facing – the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Speakers will include Paul Scully, MP for Sutton and Cheam; Shadow Minister for Justice, Yasmin Qureshi MP; Rehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham; Mr. Md. Shafiul Alam First Secretary representing the Bangladesh High […]

Briefing on Turkey and the Paradise Papers

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09 November 2017 The Paradise Papers have caused controversy in Turkey, where the question of economic competence looks set to become a defining political issue Members of the Turkish government, most notably the prime minister, have allegedly been implicated in high-level tax-avoidance schemes Although there are no indications of illegality this, alongside an on-going investigation […]

Westminster Debate: ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a public forum titled ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’ with keynote speaker American-Turkish-Kurdish intellectual and professor of philosophy, Edip Yuksel. This event is kindly hosted by Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland […]

Briefing on Turkey’s recent military incursion into North Iraq

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02 November 2017 Turkish intervention in Iraq comes as the two countries put recent differences aside to focus on their shared interests in the region post-ISIS The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have undertaken a series of operations against Kurdish militants in North Iraq, their most significant action in the country for nearly a decade The […]

Briefing on new reforms to Turkey’s education system

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26 October 2017 The polarising topic of education is back on the political agenda in Turkey, with the government and opposition making differing cases for change Turkey’s education system is in need of reform, with the country slipping in international league tables of key subjects The debate on the issue has become highly politicised, highlighting […]

Briefing on recent political changes in the AKP

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19 October 2017 President Erdogan is seeking to consolidate his power by renewing his party prior to the crucial 2019 elections The surprisingly narrow victory in April’s referendum has raised questions about the electoral strength of the ruling Justice and Development Party after 15 years in power President Erdogan has led calls for longstanding figures […]

Ertanc Hidayettin

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Ertanc Hidayettin works for the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE) as a quality development manager. Ertanc is a qualified teacher who has worked in a number of community development and equality and diversity jobs for Haringey and Islington Councils. Prior to his duties at NRCSE, Ertanc was co-ordinator at the Turkish Language, Culture […]

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