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Briefing on Turkey’s support for US-led airstrikes in Syria

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19 April 2018 Turkish support for recent US-led airstrikes against the Assad regime has underlined the differences between Ankara and Moscow over Syria’s future    Turkey has long called for Western intervention in Syria and remains a staunch opponent of the Assad regime This anti-Assad stance is at odds with Turkey’s growing cooperation with Russia […]

Briefing on EU-Turkey leaders meeting in Varna, Bulgaria

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05 April 2018 Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union are more remote than ever, but mutual interests mean a close relationship in likely to continue, potentially in a new form   Relations have improved in recent months, but Turkey’s accession to the EU continues to stagnate amid tension on both sides However, the fortunes […]

Briefing on Turkey’s role in Syria after Afrin

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29 March 2018 Turkey now holds sway over a large and heavily populated area of Syria, giving Ankara a crucial say in the country’s future The capture of Afrin city has allowed Turkey to connect the areas in Syria under its influence into a continuous territory stretching from Idlib to Jarabulous, a region that holds […]

Briefing on further reforms to Turkey’s electoral system

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15 March 2018 Significant changes to Turkey’s electoral system are set to alter the country’s political landscape The ban on electoral alliances has been lifted, allowing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to formalise its relationship with the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) Further amendments tighten security measures while loosening other aspects of oversight The government […]

Briefing on Greek soldiers detained in Turkey

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08 March 2018 The detention of two Greek soldiers for crossing the border has revealed Turkey’s increasingly assertive stance on issues of national sovereignty Greece and Turkey are now embroiled in a series of extradition disputes over citizens held under their respective jurisdictions The incident comes at a time of sensitivity around the two countries’ […]

Briefing on Turkey’s child protection debate

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22 February 2018 Turkey’s politicians are united in their commitment to increasing child protection, but remain deeply divided on how it can be achieved In response to public pressure, the government is preparing to introduce tougher measures against child abuse But critics say that the government has failed to take the issue of underage marriages […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)  is seeking a new Administrator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 6th anniversary in October 2017, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions and awards ceremonies. CEFTUS conducts research projects, closely follows regional politics, and seeks to provide a bridge between […]

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CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Video

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CEFTUS 2012-2013 Booklet

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