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Dr Louis Fishman

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Louis Fishman is an assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Currently he is working on the last stages of his book on late Ottoman Palestine. He regularly contributes to Haaretz, where he writes about Turkish and Israeli affairs, in addition to writing and providing political analysis […]

Patrick Keddie

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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, the Irish Times, the LA Review of Books, Middle East Eye and the Sunday Herald among […]

Saad Saeed 

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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 Proceedings) for over 6 years. He currently works as a Solicitor for Aman Solicitors Advocates in […]

Yavuz Baydar

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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 was among the co-founders, in 2013, of the independent media platform P24 to monitor the media sector and the state […]

Ilker Kilich

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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 promoting peace and unification of Cyprus as well as promoting socialist values. A graduate from the […]

Dr James Ker-Lindsay

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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. He has published numerous books on Cyprus, including Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution (I.B. Taurus), The […]

Sufyan Ismail

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Westminster Debate ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’ Sufyan Ismail is an award-winning UK Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. In 2001, he set up 1st Ethical, the UK’s first FSA authorised financial services firm which he later converted into a charity. In 2007, he founded OneE Group, a specialist wealth management and consultancy operation. Sufyan retired […]

Yasmin Qureshi MP

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Westminster Debate ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’ Yasmin Qureshi MP is a British Labour Party politician and a barrister practising criminal law. Born in Pakistan, she grew up in Britain from the age of nine. She was elected as the member of parliament for Bolton South East in the May 2010 general election. […]

Edip Yuksel

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Westminster Debate: ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’ Edip Yuksel is the author of over twenty books and hundreds of articles on religion, politics, philosophy and law in Turkish and English. Edip organizes international Critical Thinkers for Islamic Reform conferences; so far in Atlanta, Oxford, Los Angeles, […]