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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 […]


CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]


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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]