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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 and 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 […]
George Dyson is Head of Research at CEFTUS. He has spent several years living and working in Turkey and the MENA region, focusing on research into peace-building and political risk, but has also worked on finance and other areas. He has worked in particular on the Kurdish issue and radicalisation. He holds a Master’s in […]
As Chief of Staff, Edward carries out several roles at CEFTUS. He acts as a liaison between the management team and its external partners, assists with organisation and communication while also providing event management, analytical and research support. He holds an MA in Turkish Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, as well […]

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Mission

The Centre for Turkey Studies is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. “ to serve as a Turkey-focused public policy forum for the British public and its communities originating from Turkey, and to create a dialogue between experts from Turkey and […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Programme Officer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Programme Officer to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and […]

CEFTUS 5 Year Review

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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 […]