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CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Gala

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On Sunday October 9th 2016 the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted its Fifth Anniversary Gala with over 900 guests at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel near the British Parliament. CEFTUS celebrated the achievements and contributions of the UK’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community to Britain in business, education, politics, media, law, financial services and […]

Winners of the Turkish, Kurdish, Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2016

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CEFTUS Appreciation Award Zulfu Livaneli Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director, JUST EAT Female Role Model  Cllr Makbule Gunes Male Role Model  Rizgar Wan Politics and Education Dr Tunc Aybak Cllr Mete Coban Law firm/Lawyers Muhammet Cankiran and Sinan Fidanci of Oakfield solicitors Community Organisations/Charity Paz-Der Businessman of the year  Efe Cakarerel, Founder and CEO of Mubi […]

Women’s Rights and Achievements Reception

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On March 2nd 2016, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, The Centre for Turkey Studies hosted the Women’s Rights and Achievements Reception in the House of Commons. The reception was kindly hosted by Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley, with additional speaking from Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon and Tom Blake, Liberal Democratic MP for Carshalton […]

CEFTUS Networking Reception

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The Centre for Turkey Studies hosted an exclusive reception where communities and businesses had an opportunity to meet and network in British Parliament on 8 February 2016.  Our special guests were Republican People’s Party (CHP) MPs Mr Gursel Tekin and Dr Sezgin Tanrikulu. This event was kindly hosted by Seema Malhotra MP for Feltham and Heston.     […]

CEFTUS 4th Anniversary

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We celebrated fourth year of our ever increasingly important work on 28th October 2015 with 600 distinguished guests in London Marriott Grosvenor Hotel.   We are extremely grateful for cross-party support from the British Parliament. Several MPs and Lords/Baronesses including Keith Vaz Labour MP, David Amess MP, Tom Brake Liberal Democrat MP, Seema Malhotra Labour […]

Winners of Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2015

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We would like to congratulate the winners of the Community Achievement Awards 2015. Please see below the full list of winners.   CEFTUS Appreciation Award Mr Rami Ronger MBE, Mr Shany Gupta, Mr Martin Howe and Mrs Gulse Birsel Community Achievement Role Model (Female/Male) Dr. Seval Tasdemir and Mrs Aysegul Yesildaglar Mr Ali Poyraz and Dr Ziya Radmand  […]

CEFTUS 4th Anniversary Gala

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

CEFTUS now offers internships

Internships The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) offers internships throughout the year for people who are interested in gaining practical experience in relations between Turkey and the UK. Internships offered are in areas of communications, events organisation, press relations, fundraising and research. Duration and schedule of internships are designed according to availability and skills of candidates. […]

Objectives

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 […]