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Briefing on the growing importance of the Felicity Party

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14 June 2018 The ruling Justice and Development Party is facing a growing challenge from within its own religious-conservative political tradition   The Felicity Party (SP) is rooted in the Turkish Islamist movement from which the Justice and Development Party (AKP) emerged but has become increasingly critical of the government The SP is expected to win […]

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning CBE’s Message for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary

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“CEFTUS is a vital organisation for all Parliamentarians with a serious interest in Turkey and the wider region. Without their informative briefings, events and meetings we would lose an oppertunity to learn and build strong relations.” Lord McInnes of Kilwinning CBE (4)

Briefing on the implications of a Turkish military operation in Iraq

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07 June 2018 The implications of Turkey formally launching a military operation in Iraq are likely to be domestic as much as regional  The Turkish Armed Forces have been operating on the Iraqi side of the border since March This has formed part of ongoing Turkish efforts to counter the influence of Kurdish militants along […]

Date Announced for CEFTUS 7th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will hold its 7th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards (2018) on 15th October 2018 at Park Plaza London Riverbank. Monday, 15 October 2018 Reception: 6:00 – 7:00PM Dinner & Awards 7:00 – 11:00PM Park Plaza London Riverbank 18 Albert Embankment Lambeth London SE1 7TJ Dress code:  Lounge Suit […]

Briefing on Kurdish voters and the parliamentary elections

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31 May 2018 A small number of Kurdish voters are likely to play a decisive role in Turkey’s up-coming parliamentary elections The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) ability to attract conservative Kurdish voters has been crucial to securing past parliamentary majorities, but has been damaged by the party’s turn towards Turkish nationalism The AKP’s […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey’s Snap Elections and the Economy’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a Westminster Debate with Gulcin Ozkan, Professor of Economics at the University of York, on the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey and the economy. This event is kindly hosted by Catherine West, Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and Vice […]

Briefing on party candidates for the parliamentary elections

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24 May 2018 Candidate lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections have been revealed, giving an insight into internal party dynamics ahead of the crucial June 24 vote  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to be restructured around the leadership of President Erdogan, but remains reliant on other high-profile figures to help secure a […]

Briefing on Turkey-UK relations

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17 May 2018 Relations between Turkey and the UK are growing ever closer, with trade topping the agenda for both countries Turkey and the UK are forging a closer relationship as they each loosen ties with the EU Central to this is growing bilateral trade, most notably a series of defence deals Closer ties have […]

Westminster Debate with Ali Bayramoglu ‘Upcoming General Elections in Turkey’

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06 June 2018 House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies hosted political commentator Ali Bayramoglu for a discussion on Turkish politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. Bayramoglu, a veteran author and columnist, provided a background of recent developments in Turkey before offering his insights into what he expects to be the […]

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CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]

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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 […]