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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 […]
Daniel W. Round is the CEFTUS Coordinator. He holds a first-class honours BA degree from the University of Nottingham and has lived and worked in Istanbul. He has written about Turkish politics for the acclaimed blog EA WorldView. Daniel joined CEFTUS in July 2017. PHOTO: Middle (taken at CEFTUS Gala, 8th Oct. 2017) (17)

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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 […]

CEFTUS 6th Anniversary Booklet (2017)

Please click the link below to download the Centre for Turkey Studies’ 6th Anniversary Booklet (2017), this year featuring a special section on past winners of the Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards – Download CEFTUS’ 6th Anniversary Booklet       (112)

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. […]

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 […]