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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated…
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Ece Temelkuran

Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey's best-known writers and political commentators. Having made her name as a columnist at national newspapers Milliyet and Haberturk, she is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction and…
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Ali Bayramoglu

Ali Bayramoglu is an academic and political commentator in Turkey. He has produced several publications on minority rights, on the Kurdish issue and on religious and conservative movements in Turkey. Since 1994, he has continuously…
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Dr.Salma Soliman

Dr Salma Soliman is a senior lecturer in International Management ar Middlesex University. She has work experience in the sectors of education, financial services and FMCG. Before joining academia, she worked as a management consultant on…
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Patrick Keddie

Book Launch ‘The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey’ Patrick Keddie is an author, journalist and essayist based in Istanbul. A reporter for Al Jazeera, his writing has also appeared in VICE, the Guardian, the Huffington Post,…
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Saad Saeed 

Westminster Debate ‘Changes to Ankara Agreement Visa Applications’ Saad Saeed has been working in the legal field for over 16 years. He has been a qualified solicitor for over 10 of those years and a Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts Civil…
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Yavuz Baydar

Westminster Debate ‘Politics, Media and Law in Turkey, Under the State of Emergency’ Yavuz Baydar is the Editor-in-Chief of Ahval, a trilingual independent online news site on Turkey. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Baydar…
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Ilker Kilich

Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’ Ilker Kilich is a Turkish Cypriot born under the British Colonial Rule. Having lived through the 1963/64 troubles, he has dedicated a substantial part of his life to…
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Dr James Ker-Lindsay

Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’ Dr James Ker-Lindsay is Professor of Politics and Policy at St Mary’s University and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.…
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