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Briefing on Turkey leading the response to the Myanmar crisis

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14 September 2017 With its aid to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Turkey is stepping up efforts to become an independent world power Turkey has led the international response to the crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, gaining access to areas where other aid agencies have been blocked This is the latest in a series of initiatives that has […]

Briefing on Turkey’s relationship with the Iraqi Turkmen community

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07 September 2017 Turkey has increasingly looked to Iraq’s Turkmen groups as an ally in a country dominated by non-state actors Turkey continues to maintain its opposition to the Kurdish independence in Iraq, which senior government figures say has the potential to further destabilise the region Turkey has sought closer links with Iraqi Turkmen groups as it […]

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 […]

Briefing on the Turkey-Iran rapprochement

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17th August 2017 Turkey and Iran are cooperating again as shifting regional dynamics sees their interests align Turkey and Iran are no longer diametrically opposed over Syria, removing the main source of tension in their relationship Longstanding economic ties between the two countries are being bolstered by cooperation over the crisis in the Gulf Potential […]

Briefing on foreign investment and the Turkish economy

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10th August 2017 Foreign investment remains vital to the health of the Turkish economy, by securing its return over the short-term the government has averted a financial crisis but vulnerabilities remain. The Turkish economy has been spurred by growing foreign investment after a period of political and economic instability Government action has helped to secure […]

Briefing on Germany – Turkey Relations

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3 August 2017 After a series of escalating rows between Ankara and Berlin, Germany has become the first European country to signal its intention to take economic action against its NATO ally.   German-Turkish relations have reached an unprecedented low after German companies and individuals were threatened with investigation over terror links in Turkey   […]

Briefing on Turkish military operations in Syria

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27th July 2017 A Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria is becoming increasingly likely, but such a move faces a variety of challenges. Turkey has stepped up its presence in Syria ahead of possible military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) […]

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 […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. “ to serve as a Turkey-focused public policy forum for the British public and its communities originating from Turkey, and to create a dialogue between experts from Turkey and […]