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Briefing on the Selahattin Demirtas trial

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14 December 2017 The fate of the Turkey’s second biggest opposition party is closely tied to the trial of its most important figure, Selahattin Demirtas Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is standing trial under Turkey’s anti-terrorism laws The case is part of a wider crackdown on the HDP for alleged links […]

Briefing on Jerusalem and the Turkey – Israel relationship

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07 December 2017 Turkey is threatening to cut ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as the country’s capital Having historically worked closely together, relations between Israel and Turkey have been damaged by a series of politically charged rows Despite this, both countries have continued to develop close economic ties regardless of the animosity between […]

Briefing on the challenges facing the Turkish economy

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23 November 2017 The Turkish economy is once again facing a challenging period as it struggles to overcome both new and longstanding weaknesses Inflation is on the increase in Turkey as the value of the lira falls and global energy prices rise This is exacerbating wider problems in the economy, adding to the current account […]

Briefing on growing Turkey-Russia relations

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16 November 2017 Turkey and Russia continue to deepen their ties, but geopolitical tensions are likely to limit the potential of such a relationship Presidents Putin and Erodgan have met for the fifth time this year at a conference in Sochi where they discussed the joint development of several key energy projects Ankara has also […]

Briefing on Turkey and the Paradise Papers

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09 November 2017 The Paradise Papers have caused controversy in Turkey, where the question of economic competence looks set to become a defining political issue Members of the Turkish government, most notably the prime minister, have allegedly been implicated in high-level tax-avoidance schemes Although there are no indications of illegality this, alongside an on-going investigation […]

Briefing on new reforms to Turkey’s education system

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26 October 2017 The polarising topic of education is back on the political agenda in Turkey, with the government and opposition making differing cases for change Turkey’s education system is in need of reform, with the country slipping in international league tables of key subjects The debate on the issue has become highly politicised, highlighting […]

Briefing on recent political changes in the AKP

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19 October 2017 President Erdogan is seeking to consolidate his power by renewing his party prior to the crucial 2019 elections The surprisingly narrow victory in April’s referendum has raised questions about the electoral strength of the ruling Justice and Development Party after 15 years in power President Erdogan has led calls for longstanding figures […]

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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 […]