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Briefing on Turkey’s referendum and the future of Turkish politics

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The results of the referendum reflect shifts in Turkey’s political landscape and raise new questions, meaning a respite from political uncertainty seems unlikely. Turkey’s opposition party has raised questions over the legitimacy of the result of Sunday’s vote, meaning the issue of the referendum may continue for some time. While the government appears to have […]

Briefing on Turkey, Russia and Syria

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Turkey’s immediate show of support for the recent US strike in Syria on government forces may have damaged its relations with Russia, demonstrating the balancing act Turkey must play between the two powers. • Turkey’s recent relative quiet about removing Assad was interpreted as a concession to Russia, but its response to the US strike […]

Suicide and mental health issues among Turkish-speaking communities in Europe

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Suicide rates among Turkish-speaking populations in Europe are often higher than the among the general population. For example, young women of Turkish descent in Germany are more than five times more likely to attempt suicide than German native women, with similar figures found in the Netherlands and Switzerland. In the UK, systematic data showing suicide rates in […]

Special Briefing, Kurdish Affairs, March 2017

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The March 2017 Kurdish Affairs Special Briefing explored tensions between Kurdish groups and between these groups and other actors in the four countries of focus. It also looked at broader regional tensions and how these have impacted Kurdish affairs. The Centre for Turkey Studies research team spoke with key actors and insider sources to develop our insights into events […]

Briefing on the ‘no’ campaign and the CHP

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The CHP campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution has received both praise and criticism, and sheds light on the current state of the party and its ambitions. The CHP leadership has laid out instructions to its campaigners, including using positive rhetoric, for its ‘no’ campaign against the proposed changes to the constitution. Both […]

Briefing on dissent within the MHP

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  Internal dissent within the MHP over support for the changes to the constitution has led to stark divisions within the party, which could alter Turkey’s political landscape. The MHP’s support allowed the government to bring the proposed changes to the constitution to referendum, which has created some dissent within the party. The MHP has […]

Briefing on Turkey’s security zone in Syria

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Turkey would like to expand the security zone it has successfully established in Northern Syria, after removing Islamic State from al-Bab, but its options appear limited. Turkey has successfully removed Islamic State forces from all areas in Syria along its border, creating a security zone in Northern Syria, which it would like to expand. However, […]

Briefing on the recent Turkey-Netherlands spat

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The recent extraordinary incidents between Turkey and the Netherlands will increase support among nationalists for the governments in both countries but will not damage inter-state relations in the long term. The recent incidents between Turkey and the Netherlands will allow both governments to increase their support among nationalists. The incidents’ coming just before elections in […]

Briefing on women in Turkey

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By some measures, the situation of women in Turkey has improved significantly over the last 10 years, but significant obstacles still exist to women’s advancement and parity, a significant issue not just from an ethical standpoint but also with respect to Turkey’s ongoing transformation into a developed and leading world economy. Since 2004, Turkey has […]

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CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]

CEFTUS 4th Anniversary Gala

We are very excited that CEFTUS will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. Our anniversary event will mark success of our work so far and will raise funds to carry out our future projects. Our anniversary celebrations in previous years welcome members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people […]

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 […]