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Westminster Debate ‘The Fundamental Sociological Conflict of Turkey’s Political Regime’

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30 March 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)organised a public forum with Dr Can Paker, Chairman of the Board at Inovent, a Board Member at Akbank, and a founding member and Chairman of PODEM (Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies). This event was kindly hosted by Virenda Sharma MP for Ealing, Southall […]

Westminster Debate ‘Integration of Turks in London: Lessons for Brexit Britain’

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29 March 2017, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) organised a public forum with Dr Ibrahim Sirkeci, Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London, and Dr Saniye Dedeoglu, Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, […]

Westminster Debate ‘Referendum in Turkey’

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27 March 2017 House of Commons This Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Tom Brake Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington and chaired by Sara Whyatt, a researcher and campaigner on freedom of expression, formally of PEN International and Amnesty International and former English-language editor of Gezi Resistance Magazine. The keynote speaker was Erdogan Aydin, Human Rights […]

CEFTUS Roundtable with Dr Erol Kaymak and Dr Michalis Attalides

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‘Cyprus issue: What’s next?’ Two experts, one from each side of divided Cyprus, Dr Erol Kaymak and Dr Michalis Attalides, discussed the future of Cyprus at an exclusive roundtable on 8 February 2017, following on from the Cyprus reunification talks which were held in Geneva. This event was kindly hosted and chaired by Lord Kilclooney. Attendees included representatives from […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey-Russia Relations’

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11 January 2017 House of Lords This Centre for Turkey Studies Westminster Debate was hosted and chaired by Lord Balfe. Our keynote speakers were Dr Natasha Kuhrt of the Deparment of War Studies King’s College, Ezgi Basaran, journalist and columnist, and visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and Professor William Hale of SOAS. Ms […]

CEFTUS Roundtable ‘Post-Coup Turkey’

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10th October 2016, Impact Hub Westminster at New Zealand House This Centre for Turkey Studies roundtable was chaired by Dr Janroj Keles of Middlesex University and featured Mr Mehmet Emin Ekmen, former MP for the Justice and Development (AK) Party. The discussion was translated by George Dyson. Mr Ekmen offered a three-stage discussion of the events. […]

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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 […]

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 […]