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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 […]

Briefing on the Gulf Crisis

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The Saudi led blockade of Qatar looks likely to reset relations in the Middle East, forcing Turkey to reconsider its recent foreign policy. Turkey is Qatar’s closest ally in the region, a relationship that has been developed through growing military and economic links. Turkey’s attempts to mediate the crisis have failed, leading Ankara to take […]

Briefing on Incirlik air base

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Germany and Turkey’s squabble over access to the strategic and symbolic Incirlik airbase reflects worsening tensions between Turkey and the West, and how actors in both countries are willing to employ this antagonism for domestic political gain. • Incirlik airbase is very important strategically for NATO and is symbolic of Turkey’s military cooperation with the […]

Briefing on Turkey’s tourism industry and economy

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Turkey’s formerly successful tourism industry has been hit hard by the regional and global security concerns of the last year, hurting Turkey’s economy, which is showing resilience amid hardship. The security concerns of 2016 seriously dented Turkey’s tourism industry, impacting the economy, with 2017 and beyond predicted to be even worse. The tourism industry plays […]

Briefing on Turkey’s cooperation with armed non-state actors

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Turkey’s expansive and complex security environment leads it to cooperate with armed non-state actors, a practice which presents particular challenges. • The range of conflicts on its doorstep and hostile actors means Turkey feels it necessary to cooperate with armed non-state actors domestically and in its near abroad. • Maintaining oversight over such groups presents […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]

Background of Communities in the UK

There are over 350,000 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriots living and working in the United Kingdom; their settlement in the UK took place in distinct phases since the 1950s. As with many immigrant communities, they represent diverse communities with different socio-economic status, religious backgrounds, regional origins, and various motives for migrating to the UK. It […]