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Briefing on Turkey’s support for US-led airstrikes in Syria

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19 April 2018 Turkish support for recent US-led airstrikes against the Assad regime has underlined the differences between Ankara and Moscow over Syria’s future    Turkey has long called for Western intervention in Syria and remains a staunch opponent of the Assad regime This anti-Assad stance is at odds with Turkey’s growing cooperation with Russia […]

Briefing on EU-Turkey leaders meeting in Varna, Bulgaria

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05 April 2018 Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union are more remote than ever, but mutual interests mean a close relationship in likely to continue, potentially in a new form   Relations have improved in recent months, but Turkey’s accession to the EU continues to stagnate amid tension on both sides However, the fortunes […]

Briefing on Turkey’s role in Syria after Afrin

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29 March 2018 Turkey now holds sway over a large and heavily populated area of Syria, giving Ankara a crucial say in the country’s future The capture of Afrin city has allowed Turkey to connect the areas in Syria under its influence into a continuous territory stretching from Idlib to Jarabulous, a region that holds […]

Briefing on further reforms to Turkey’s electoral system

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15 March 2018 Significant changes to Turkey’s electoral system are set to alter the country’s political landscape The ban on electoral alliances has been lifted, allowing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to formalise its relationship with the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) Further amendments tighten security measures while loosening other aspects of oversight The government […]

Briefing on Greek soldiers detained in Turkey

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08 March 2018 The detention of two Greek soldiers for crossing the border has revealed Turkey’s increasingly assertive stance on issues of national sovereignty Greece and Turkey are now embroiled in a series of extradition disputes over citizens held under their respective jurisdictions The incident comes at a time of sensitivity around the two countries’ […]

Briefing on Turkey’s child protection debate

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22 February 2018 Turkey’s politicians are united in their commitment to increasing child protection, but remain deeply divided on how it can be achieved In response to public pressure, the government is preparing to introduce tougher measures against child abuse But critics say that the government has failed to take the issue of underage marriages […]

Briefing on growing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

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15 February 2018 The discovery of new natural gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus looks set to fuel further tension in the Eastern Mediterranean     Turkey has become increasingly assertive over maritime claims that form part of long-standing disagreements with the Republic of Cyprus and Greece Tensions have been exacerbated by the discovery […]

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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 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 […]

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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 2014-2015 Booklet

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