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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 […]

Briefing on the Cyprus peace talks

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The conspicuous absence of the Cyprus peace talks in recent pronouncements by the Turkish government hints at the government’s concerns over the domestic unpopularity of concessions on the issue. For a government typically vocal on its international policies, AKP officials have remained conspicuously muted on the Cyprus peace talks. The government’s reliance on nationalist MPs […]

Chiara Merritt – Research Officer

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Originally from a village in the South of England, Chiara moved to London to start a degree in BA Turkish at the School of Oriental and African Studies, which she has recently completed. She has been an avid follower of Turkish political and social issues since her first ever visit to Turkey, where her family […]

Shukria Chowdhury – Intern

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Shukria is currently a student at Middlesex University studying International Politics, which she will be finishing in 2013. Her role within CTS consists of compiling databases, finding potential venues for CTS events and general assistance. Prior to working for CTS, Shukria worked for another think tank called the Quilliam Foundation in which she worked closely […]

Iva Spahiu – BA, MA Intern

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Born in 1988 in Albania, Iva completed her undergraduate education in Law. Following this she moved to the UK to undergo an MA in International Relations from Middlesex University, which she graduated from in 2012. As well as interning for CTS, Iva has worked as a legal researcher in the Citizenship Foundation London. She has […]

Yesim Gok – Intern

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Born in Istanbul, Yesim moved to London in 2004 and now has dual citizenship. She studied BA International Relations and Law at Kingston University. From a young age, Yesim has been interested in both domestic and global politics and she is currently studying BA International Political Science at Middlesex University which she will complete in […]

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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 […]

CEFTUS now offers internships

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 (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 […]

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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 […]