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Westminster Debate, ‘Changes to the Education System in Turkey and the Opposition’

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9th October 2017 – Professor Gaye Usluer, Member of the Turkish Parliament for the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), joined the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) for a discussion in Westminster on the education system in Turkey. The event began with words of thanks and appreciation from Emily Casey-Haworth, host Faisal Rashid MP’s Assistant, and […]

Could Turkey’s main opposition, the CHP, have a chance at power?

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Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the country’s oldest, having emerged from grass roots political movements involved in the initial struggle preceding the foundation of the Turkish Republic. It has been the country’s largest opposition party for over a decade. Banned in the 1980 military coup, the party has clawed its way back to its […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 8th-14th August 2016

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By Andrew Leech This week in Turkey began with a phenomenal rally on Sunday 8th unprecedented in Turkish history, which much more than a million people attended to express support for their elected government almost a month after a failed coup attempt against it. For the first time in years Turkey’s president, ruling party and two opposition parties […]

Westminster Debate ‘Academic Freedom in Turkey’

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The Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East. The keynote speakers for the debate were Ms Gulseren Onanc, Assembly Member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Ms Sinem Arslan of the University of Essex, Dr Janroj Keles of Middlesex University, and Dr Elizabeth, President of the University and College Union (UCU). The […]

‘Turkey: Collapse of Peace Talks, ISIS Attacks and A New Constitution’

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This Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Lord Northbrook with keynote speakers, Republican People’s Party (CHP) MPs for Istanbul, Mr Gursel Tekin and Dr Sezgin Tanrikulu. Dr Sezgin Tanrikulu began by discussing the Kurdish issue, stating that the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is presently at its […]

CEFTUS Westminster Debate ‘The Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Political Outlook in the ‘New Turkey’

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  2nd December 2014, House of Commons The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) hosted a Westminster Debate with the support of Eric Ollerenshaw OBE Conservative MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood. The debate took place in the packed committee room 9 in the House of Commons. Keynote speakers were Mr Faik Tunay Republican People’s Party (CHP) […]

16 December 2014 News Round-up

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  The operations against Gulen associated media outlets have increased concerns of the utilisation of the rule of law by the Turkish government. Discussions have focused on the rule of law in Turkey; the undemocratic proliferation of the Gulen movement and the arbitrary use of law by the ruling government. Amidst the rhetoric of ‘parallel […]

Dr. Muhammet Cakmak

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CEFTUS Westminster Debate : ‘The Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Political Outlook in the ‘New Turkey” Doc.Dr. Muhammed Cakmak is a professor of sociology of religion. He is also an advisor for the Leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Mr. Kemal Kilicdaroglu. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Theology. Dr Cakmak started his academic […]

Faik Tunay MP

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CEFTUS Westminster Debate : ‘The Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Political Outlook in the ‘New Turkey” Mr Faik Tunay is a Member of Parliament for the Republican People’s Party (CHP). He also holds the post of councillor for Sisli Municipality, Istanbul, a post he was elected to in 2009, and is the youngest ever person to […]

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