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Briefing on growing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

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15 February 2018 The discovery of new natural gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus looks set to fuel further tension in the Eastern Mediterranean     Turkey has become increasingly assertive over maritime claims that form part of long-standing disagreements with the Republic of Cyprus and Greece Tensions have been exacerbated by the discovery […]

Sir David Logan

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Sir David Logan was specialist in defence and security policy and in Turkey in the Diplomatic Service, serving in the political section of the British Embassy in Ankara from 1966-1970 and as Ambassador to Turkey from 1997-2001. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the British Embassies in Moscow and Washington. In the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he […]

Briefing on Turkey’s defence industry

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08 February 2018 Turkey’s intervention against Kurdish militants in Syria is testing the country’s military capabilities and putting a spotlight on its domestic defence industry Operations in Syria are posing a challenge to the Turkish Armed Forces, where they face a complex modern conflict Turkey has struggled to upgrade its military capacity through its traditional […]

Briefing on the domestic impact of Turkey’s ongoing military action in Syria

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01 February 2018 Turkey’s ongoing military operation in Syria is reshaping the country’s domestic politics     ‘Operation Olive Branch’ has won support across Turkey’s polarised political landscape, providing an opportunity for the government to cement its nationalist appeal The increasingly nationalist political consensus has also added to pressure on the government’s opponents, particularly the Peoples’ […]

Briefing on Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, Syria

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25 January 2018 Turkey’s latest military operation in Syria will be defined as much by its diplomatic impact as by its success or failure on the ground   The Turkish Armed Forces face significant obstacles to achieving a decisive victory against the predominantly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin This is likely to be […]

Westminster Debate ‘Politics, Media and Law in Turkey, Under the State of Emergency’

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07 February 2018 House of Commons the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted Yavuz Baydar in Committee Room 10 for a discussion on domestic developments in Turkey. Baydar, a veteran journalist who has recently helped to found the Ahval news organisation, spoke eloquently about recent Turkish history and what he called a dramatic reversal in the […]

Why Turkey is attacking US-backed force in northern Syria | ITV News

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Watch Founder and Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies Ibrahim Dogus’ analysis on ITV news on 22 Jan 2018.   A new military campaign by Turkey inside northern Syria is threatening to pull apart the very alliances that helped drive Islamic State out of the area. Turkey has long warned it will not tolerate […]

Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’

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16 January 2018, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted Dr James Ker-Lindsay, Professor of Politics and Policy at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Ilker Kilich, former Republican Turkish Party (CTP) UK President, in the House of Commons for a discussion on what elections in the north and south of Cyprus mean […]

Briefing on Turkey’s constitutional crisis

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18 January 2018 Turkey is facing a constitutional crisis after several judges refused to comply with a ruling to release two journalists accused of supporting last year’s failed coup Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay remain in state detention despite the constitutional court ruling for their immediate release on January 11 The prominent liberal commentators are […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]

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 […]

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Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]

Centre for Turkey Studies Funding

The Centre for Turkey studies receives donations from members and supporters as well sponsorship from businesses based in London for its activities. We are thankful for generous support so far provided by members and supporters of the Centre for Turkey Studies amongst the UK’s large Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities.  We also organise fundraising […]