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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 […]

Briefing on Barzani’s Ankara visit

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The flying of the Kurdish flag ahead of the President of the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq Masoud Barzani’s visit to Ankara last weekend holds implications for the governing AKP’s attitude to the Kurdish question both domestically and abroad. The Kurdish flag was flown to greet Barzani on his arrival to Istanbul, a first for […]

Briefing on recent Turkish-Iranian tensions

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The recent war of words between Turkey and Iran parallels their simmering proxy conflict, whose intensity is steadily increasing as the two vie for regional influence. Iran’s thinly veiled threats to Turkey’s presence in Iraq and Syria, met with an unflinching response from Turkey, comes as an emboldened Iran seeks to curb Turkey’s ambition. Turkey […]

Briefing on Turkey’s Syria campaign’s new objectives

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Turkey has stated an expanded and clear objective for its campaign in Syria of creating a security zone within the country, including Islamic State-controlled Raqqa. Ankara has stated it is committing to a longer operation in Syria and potentially a long-term presence. This statement mean Turkey has reached understandings with key stakeholders, and that the […]

Briefing on German-Turkish relations

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Chancellor Merkel’s actions during her visit to Turkey were largely guided by concerns about her domestic popularity, giving Turkey a level of leverage which belies the two countries’ trade imbalance. • With elections this year and Merkel losing ground to the far right, her priority on this visit was to show she is maintaining Turkey’s […]

Report: Presidential systems and the economy

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In this paper, Dr Gulcin Ozkan of the University of York, examines the existing literature on the effect that presidential systems have on their countries’ economies compared against parliamentary systems. Dr Ozkan produced this timely study as a contribution to the ongoing debate in Turkey over the merits of introducing a presidential system. Her study […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

CEFTUS 5th Anniversary Video

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