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Briefing on the Turkey-Iran rapprochement

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17th August 2017 Turkey and Iran are cooperating again as shifting regional dynamics sees their interests align Turkey and Iran are no longer diametrically opposed over Syria, removing the main source of tension in their relationship Longstanding economic ties between the two countries are being bolstered by cooperation over the crisis in the Gulf Potential […]

Briefing on foreign investment and the Turkish economy

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10th August 2017 Foreign investment remains vital to the health of the Turkish economy, by securing its return over the short-term the government has averted a financial crisis but vulnerabilities remain. The Turkish economy has been spurred by growing foreign investment after a period of political and economic instability Government action has helped to secure […]

Briefing on Germany – Turkey Relations

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3 August 2017 After a series of escalating rows between Ankara and Berlin, Germany has become the first European country to signal its intention to take economic action against its NATO ally.   German-Turkish relations have reached an unprecedented low after German companies and individuals were threatened with investigation over terror links in Turkey   […]

Briefing on Turkish military operations in Syria

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27th July 2017 A Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria is becoming increasingly likely, but such a move faces a variety of challenges. Turkey has stepped up its presence in Syria ahead of possible military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) […]

Briefing on the Turkish Armed Forces after the failed coup

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20th July 2017 The Turkish Armed Forces is at a defining moment in its history; facing both fundamental changes and an unprecedented number of operations one year on from last July’s failed coup. Thousands of personnel have been discharged from the military and significant changes have been made to Turkeys’ security structure The measures have […]

Briefing on the anniversary of Turkey’s failed coup

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One year on, the failed coup of July 15 2016 continues to define Turkish politics For supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the way ordinary citizens blocked the coup makes the party’s democratic credentials unquestionable The emergency powers enacted following the coup attempt have been justified on the basis of defending democracy, […]

Briefing on Syrian refugees in Turkey

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Syrian refugees in Turkey are becoming an increasingly political issue as they look set to help shape the country’s future.    Tukey is now the biggest host of refugees in the world, with a much higher number of Syrian people staying for a longer period than the government had initially anticipated. Difficulty integrating this new […]

Briefing on Turkey’s return to economic growth

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The Turkish government’s efforts to restore stability have been rewarded with a return to economic growth but dangers remain over the long-term.    After coming close to a crisis at the end of 2016, the Turkish economy has shown its resilience, posting strong growth figures over the last two quarters despite facing a variety of […]

Briefing on Brexit

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Turkey and the UK are set to grow closer after Brexit as they put mutual interest above domestic concerns Despite both countries experiencing periods of domestic instability, UK-Turkey relations continue to be defined by a pragmatic approach based on strong economic ties. Brexit means that the Interest of Turkey and the UK will become increasingly […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]

CEFTUS is seeking a new Coordinator

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Coordinator 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 networking receptions […]