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25 November 2014 News Round-up

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  The new domestic security bill, the rhetorical disputes between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) regarding the ‘Alevi Opening’ dominated the domestic agenda. President’s visit to Africa and meeting with US Vice President highlighted Turkey’s need to diversify trade partners and continued disagreement with USA in Syria policy. High […]

4 November 2014 News Round-up

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  As high politics was busy with the transit of Kurdish Peshmerga from Iraq to Syria via Turkey, risks to workers’ lives have engulfed Turkey’s agenda. Information on informal labour in the agricultural sector, on the number of work-related casualties in Turkey and the pressure on journalists all revealed a dim picture of Turkey. FED’s […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Joint Forum: ‘Turkey and its Turbulent Neighbours’

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  15 October 2014, RUSI This roundtable discussion organised by the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) took place in the Reading Room of RUSI on 15 October 2014. Academics, politicians and bureaucrats attended the event where keynote speaker Dr Soner Cagaptay assessed Turkey’s relationship with its neighbours. Dr Cagaptay […]

7 October 2014 News Round-up

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  Turkey’s agenda this week concentrated on the details and extent of its involvement in the conflict with Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. Domestically, whilst the country re-visited its dismal freedom of press record, the anticipation for the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) elections were coupled by talks of possible early […]

30 September 2014 News Round-up

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Photo credit: AFP Intensifying religious education at schools, especially the freedom for girls to wear headscarves in middle school have been discussed extensively in Turkey’s media over the last week. Foreign relations agenda was largely dominated with Turkey’s new position in the Western led coalition against Islamic State (ISIS). On the economic front, the TRY […]