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Prof Osman Can

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  CEFTUS Westminster Debate “Structural Changes Ahead of the 2015 General Elections in Turkey” Professor Dr. Osman Can has been serving as a member of the Central Decision-Making and Administrative Committee of AK Party Since September 2012. He is Member of the AK Party’s Constitutional Committee, which leads the constitution-making process in Turkey. Professor Can […]

24 June 2014 News Roundup

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 Photo credit: Star Gazetesi, www.stargazete.com   Turkey’s media has closely watched the advancement of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, while following the developments regarding the upcoming presidential elections. The Constitutional Court’s verdict regarding the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) court case convicts has received wide media coverage. The Central Bank’s Monetary Policy […]

6 May 2014 News Roundup

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  Disputes over celebrating International Workers’ Day in Taksim Square led to strong police intervention against those gathered for May Day. Press freedom in Turkey dropped from “partially free” to “not free” category by the Freedom House. While, the controversial dialogue between the head of the Constitutional Court and the AKP continued, so did the […]

22 April 2014 New Roundup

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  While the discussions about Presidential elections and who will serve as Turkey’s next PM intensify, parliament approved the controversial Intelligence Law. Disputes and clashes between unions and the government over permission to celebrate International Workers Day in Taksim continue and preparations for Turkey’s first Kurdish language university began. Amidst a possibility of electricity shortage […]

15 April 2014 News Roundup

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  Democracy in Turkey is being fundamentally questioned: the ban on YouTube continues; the workers are not given permission to celebrate May Day in Taksim Square; the Gezi Report claimed that using excessive tear gas was legitimate in Istanbul last year; the tension between the government and the Constitutional Court grows into a political row; […]

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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 […] Read more

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