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Ertanc Hidayettin

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Ertanc Hidayettin works for the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE) as a quality development manager. Ertanc is a qualified teacher who has worked in a number of community development and equality and diversity jobs for Haringey and Islington Councils. Prior to his duties at NRCSE, Ertanc was co-ordinator at the Turkish Language, Culture […]

Dr Esra Caglar

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Dr Esra Caglar is a psychiatrist with 13 years of experience and a holistic approach. She completed specialist training in working with children, adolescents and young adults and have a specialist interest in the psychotherapy of children and adults. She is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Independent Doctors Federation, the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health […]

Dr Aradhana Perry

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Aradhana is a chartered clinical psychologist with over 19 years experience of working in the field of mental health, in the national health Service (NHS). She is a registered health practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an affiliated clinical supervisor for the London and […]

Dr Erminia Colucci

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Erminia Colucci is Senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University London (UK). Prior to this, she was a lecturer and academic lead at the Centre for Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London (UK), where she co-developed and coordinated the MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health and lead the MSc in Transcultural […]

Dr Cemal Kavasogullari

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Dr Cemal Kavasogullari is a Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Graduate and is currently practising as a GP in Glasgow. He also holds a PGCert in Aesthetic Medicine. He is the Deputy Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners’s Junior International Committee and the Treasurer of European Federation of Turkish Healthcare Professionals (ATSEF). Dr Kavasogullari’s special […]

Ozlem Eylem

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Ozlem Eylem is a PhD student and researcher at the Virje Universiteit Amsterdam at the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Netherlands and at Wolfson Institute at Queen Mary University of London. Her primary interest is in global mental health more specifically in tailoring mental health services according to the culturally and ethnically diverse populations. In […]

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

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Ambassador James F. Jeffrey retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Career Ambassador in June 2012. At present he is the Philip Solondz distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a Visiting Instructor at George Washington University, consultant, and member of the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Policy Board. Ambassador […]

Professor Gaye Usluer

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Professor Gaye Usluer is an academic who has been member of parliament for Eskisehir with the opposition Republican People’s party since 2015. Having graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Hacettepe University, she became a professor in 1998. She is currently the Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is a non-profit organisation that organises monthly speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the UK Parliament, think tanks, academic institutions and the City of London.   Founded in 2011, the Centre has achieved a lot in 5 years, establishing itself as a cultural leader in Turkish, […]

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 […]