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Report: Presidential systems and the economy

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In this paper, Dr Gulcin Ozkan of the University of York, examines the existing literature on the effect that presidential systems have on their countries’ economies compared against parliamentary systems. Dr Ozkan produced this timely study as a contribution to the ongoing debate in Turkey over the merits of introducing a presidential system. Her study […]

CEFTUS Research Project: Identification and Politicisation Processes in Turkey’s Alevis

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Alevism has received increased attention in recent years due to Alevis’ increased social and political mobilisation. The position of Alevis has been one of the most complex and subsequently least addressed issues in Turkey. Conflicts, grievances, fears, and uncertainties about the future have existed for a number of years, and have been attempted to be […]

CEFTUS Insights Interview with Dr Jenny White

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  4 February 2014  Dr Jenny White is a writer and social anthropologist and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and a professor at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and sits on the board of […]

CEFTUS Insights Interview with Abdurrahman Kurt

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  London, September 2013* Abdurrahman Kurt is former AKP MP for Diyarbakir and member of the Wise People Commission on the Kurdish peace process. Our discussion with Abdurrahman Kurt began with his political background. He described how, like many others in the region, he did not use to vote. Faced with Turkey’s ‘deep state’, most […]

CEFTUS Insights Interview with Altan Tan, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) MP

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October 2013 The Democratisation Process “Some people say that the democratisation process began with Ocalan’s letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 26 September 2012.” CEFTUS Insights: We recently had an interview with former Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP Abdurrahman Kurt, who says he was directly involved in the government’s negotiations with […]

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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 […]