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Briefing on a new Turkish operation in Syria

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28 September 2017 Turkey is set to make another significant military intervention in Syria Turkey is expected to take a lead role in the proposed de-escalation zone in Idlib Idlib is dominated by the al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham, who recently pushed Turkish-backed rebels out of the province Turkey sees Idlib as the first step towards tackling […]

Briefing on the politics of earthquakes in Turkey

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24th August 2017 The threat of earthquake hangs over Turkey, shaping the country’s political landscape Turkey is located in an area of significant seismic activity and experienced a devastating earthquake in August 1999 The government’s faltering response contributed to a growing crisis of public confidence in Turkey’s institutions and significant political fallout Another serious earthquake […]

Where next for Turkey’s Kurdish conflict?

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Turkey’s ongoing, domestic conflict with the PKK could change over the coming year, with a number of factors at play. The December bombing in Istanbul has further hardened the government’s attitude. Turkey’s increasingly hot proxy conflict with Iran means Iran may well, if it has not already begun, consider supporting the PKK In Syria and […]

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Background of Communities in the UK

There are over 350,000 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriots living and working in the United Kingdom; their settlement in the UK took place in distinct phases since the 1950s. As with many immigrant communities, they represent diverse communities with different socio-economic status, religious backgrounds, regional origins, and various motives for migrating to the UK. It […]

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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 […]

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]

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 […]