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CEFTUS 6th Anniversary Gala and Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards (2017)

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On Sunday 8th October 2017, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted its 6th Anniversary Gala with over 700 guests at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel near the UK Houses of Parliament.   Commemorating the founding of CEFTUS 6 years ago, the event celebrated the achievements of CEFTUS over the last year in building bridges between […]

Afzal Khan MP’s 6th Anniversary Message

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“Firstly, let me congratulate you on your 6th anniversary and on your tremendous record of activity over this short period. The Centre for Turkey Studies provides a critical platform for engaging with minority communities of Turkish origins in the UK and for the deepening of ties between the UK and Turkey. Migrant communities from around the […]

Jeremy Corbyn’s 6th Anniversary Message

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“I was delighted to be able to attend last year’s gala when CEFTUS presented awards to Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot men, women and organisations for their great work. Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot people make an important contribution to British society, and CEFTUS plays a key role in recognising and celebrating that contribution. The […]

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s 6th Anniversary Message

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“London is home to a range of communities with their origins in Turkey, including the Turkish, Kurdish, and Turkish Cypriot communities, all of which have made a substantial contribution to the capital’s success. The Centre for Turkey Studies does excellent work in providing a platform to recognise these achievements, bringing together voices from across the different communities […]

Baron Suri’s 6th Anniversary Message

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“I send my very best wishes and heartiest congratulations to the Centre for Turkey Studies on your Sixth Anniversary celebration. Your mission to build bridges between Turkey and the UK is a great vision which reflects the best of both the countries.”   Lord Ranbir Singh Suri – Conservative life peer & former general secretary of the […]

Community Achievement Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced!

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The Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2017 will be held on the same night as the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) Gala on 8th October. You can buy tickets for the gala here. The Community Achievement Awards are all about recognising and celebrating the outstanding work of Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women, men, […]

2017 Community Achievement Nominations Set To Close

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Nominations for the 2017 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards are set to close on the 18th of September. If you know a Turk, Kurd or Turkish Cypriot who deserves recognition fill out a nomination form with the name, contact details and reasons why you think your nominee qualifies for an award. To fill out […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]

CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Video

See here full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbGIEmUhbLQ&feature=youtu.be (94)

CEFTUS 5 Year Review

Click here to download ceftus-2011-2016-review     (183)

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 […]