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Briefing on the growth of Turkish nationalist groups in Europe

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11 January 2018 The attempted shooting of a German-Turkish national has refocused attention on the relationship between the Turkish government and diaspora communities in Europe Deniz Naki, a prominent member of Germany’s Kurdish community, claims he was targeted by far-right Turkish nationalists The incident comes after politicians in Turkey and Germany raised concerns about the […]

Biefing on Turkey and the protests in Iran

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04 January 2018 Protests in Iran have elicited a cautious response in Turkey, where sympathy has given way to geopolitical concerns  Having initially expressed ‘concern’ at recent developments, Turkish government officials are increasingly showing support for their counterparts in Tehran Such support comes in part from a scepticism of popular protest movements and unease at […]

Briefing on Turkey in 2017

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Turkey has experienced a typically eventful year. In our review of 2017, we look at Turkey’s security situation, its changing role in Iraq and Syria, the burgeoning ties with Russia and Iran, the difficulties in its relationship with West, and the future of Turkish politics after the referendum.        * Security Despite beginning 2017 […]

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 […]

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CEFTUS 2012-2013 Booklet

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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 […]

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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 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 […]