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Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay

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Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay ‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a launch of Dr Soner Cagaptay’s new book ‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ on 11 September 2017. The event will take place between 7-9PM […]

Briefing on the Turkish Armed Forces after the failed coup

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20th July 2017 The Turkish Armed Forces is at a defining moment in its history; facing both fundamental changes and an unprecedented number of operations one year on from last July’s failed coup. Thousands of personnel have been discharged from the military and significant changes have been made to Turkeys’ security structure The measures have […]

Briefing on the anniversary of Turkey’s failed coup

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One year on, the failed coup of July 15 2016 continues to define Turkish politics For supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the way ordinary citizens blocked the coup makes the party’s democratic credentials unquestionable The emergency powers enacted following the coup attempt have been justified on the basis of defending democracy, […]

Briefing on Syrian refugees in Turkey

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Syrian refugees in Turkey are becoming an increasingly political issue as they look set to help shape the country’s future.    Tukey is now the biggest host of refugees in the world, with a much higher number of Syrian people staying for a longer period than the government had initially anticipated. Difficulty integrating this new […]

Briefing on Turkey’s return to economic growth

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The Turkish government’s efforts to restore stability have been rewarded with a return to economic growth but dangers remain over the long-term.    After coming close to a crisis at the end of 2016, the Turkish economy has shown its resilience, posting strong growth figures over the last two quarters despite facing a variety of […]

Bejan Matur and Karin Karakaşlı – Turkish Poetry in Translation

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25 June 2017, Arcola Theatre Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with Poetry Translation Centre (PTC), with support from Arts Council England and the Prince Claus Foundation, held a landmark evening of poetry and friendship in Turkish, Kurdish and English. Celebrated Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and Armenian-Turkish poet Karin Karakasli read their work alongside TS Eliot […]

Briefing on Brexit

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Turkey and the UK are set to grow closer after Brexit as they put mutual interest above domestic concerns Despite both countries experiencing periods of domestic instability, UK-Turkey relations continue to be defined by a pragmatic approach based on strong economic ties. Brexit means that the Interest of Turkey and the UK will become increasingly […]

Briefing on the Gulf Crisis

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The Saudi led blockade of Qatar looks likely to reset relations in the Middle East, forcing Turkey to reconsider its recent foreign policy. Turkey is Qatar’s closest ally in the region, a relationship that has been developed through growing military and economic links. Turkey’s attempts to mediate the crisis have failed, leading Ankara to take […]

Dr Metin Gurcan

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Dr Metin Gurcan is a columnist for the Washington-based Al Monitor News Agency writing about security related issues and is a regular contributor to the Turkish T24 News Agency. After graduating from the Turkish War Academy in 1998 with distinction, Dr Gurcan joined the Turkish Special Forces and served in the Southeast of Turkey, Afghanistan, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CEFTUS 2013-2014 Booklet

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