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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 […]

Briefing on the Turkey – US visa dispute

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12 October 2017 The Turkey – US visa dispute is unprecedented, revealing wider changes in the factors underpinning their relationship The US embassy in Turkey has stopped issuing visas after one of its staff was detained and a warrant issued for another’s arrest, with the Turkish embassy in the US responding in kind Anti-American sentiment […]

Briefing on a new Turkish operation in Syria

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28 September 2017 Turkey is set to make another significant military intervention in Syria Turkey is expected to take a lead role in the proposed de-escalation zone in Idlib Idlib is dominated by the al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham, who recently pushed Turkish-backed rebels out of the province Turkey sees Idlib as the first step towards tackling […]

Briefing on the trial of Cumhuriyet newspaper staff

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21 September 2017 The trial of senior staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper has come to encapsulate growing international and domestic concerns over Turkey’s justice system Cumhuriyet staff are being tried on terrorism charges relating to last year’s failed coup attempt International observers and domestic critics argue that the charges against the 17 defendants are politically motivated […]

Briefing on Turkey leading the response to the Myanmar crisis

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14 September 2017 With its aid to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Turkey is stepping up efforts to become an independent world power Turkey has led the international response to the crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, gaining access to areas where other aid agencies have been blocked This is the latest in a series of initiatives that has […]

Briefing on Turkey’s relationship with the Iraqi Turkmen community

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07 September 2017 Turkey has increasingly looked to Iraq’s Turkmen groups as an ally in a country dominated by non-state actors Turkey continues to maintain its opposition to the Kurdish independence in Iraq, which senior government figures say has the potential to further destabilise the region Turkey has sought closer links with Iraqi Turkmen groups as it […]

Briefing on the politics of earthquakes in Turkey

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24th August 2017 The threat of earthquake hangs over Turkey, shaping the country’s political landscape Turkey is located in an area of significant seismic activity and experienced a devastating earthquake in August 1999 The government’s faltering response contributed to a growing crisis of public confidence in Turkey’s institutions and significant political fallout Another serious earthquake […]

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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 2011-2012 Booklet

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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 5th Anniversary Video

See here full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbGIEmUhbLQ&feature=youtu.be (92)