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Ibrahim is the founder and director of the Centre for Turkey Studies and Development (CTSD), the first non-party political forum and think tank focusing exclusively on Turkey and the UK. Ibrahim has been working as a community leader in the UK for many years supporting communities originating from Turkey and neighbouring countries. Prior to this, […]
Buket Bora is Deputy Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS). She is responsible for overall management of CEFTUS, its sister organisations and annual fundraising events. She was formerly the centre’s Events and Editing Coordinator. Buket studied Law at the University of Law. She holds a Master’s in Culture Diaspora Ethnicity from Birkbeck College, […]
Niall Finn is Research and Grants Coordinator at CEFTUS. He holds a masters degree from the Humboldt University Berlin and the Middle East Technical University where he wrote his thesis on the relationship between the Justice and Development Party and the Turkish state. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Sussex where he focused on […]

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CEFTUS now offers internships

Internships The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) offers internships throughout the year for people who are interested in gaining practical experience in relations between Turkey and the UK. Internships offered are in areas of communications, events organisation, press relations, fundraising and research. Duration and schedule of internships are designed according to availability and skills of candidates. […]

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 […]

Membership

Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]

Support CEFTUS Events on Crowdfunder

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 […]