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CEFTUS, Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum with Ece Temelkuran

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16 May 2017, SOAS Writing as a survival tool in these “interesting times” Ece Temelkuran, famous journalist and novelist, spoke at a talk at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), organised by CEFTUS in partnership with SOAS Turkish Studies and SOAS Kurdish Society. The event was an open forum discussion and Temelkuran presented […]

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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 […]

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 […]

16 September 2014 News Round-up

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  While attention has been focused on Turkey’s position within the international coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, numerous new and controversial laws have been passed by parliament. On the economic front, low growth rate for the second quarter, the renewed focus on combating inflation and the ever increasing worries over US Fed’s interest […]

20 May 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: National Turk, www.nationalturk.com    The fire in Soma Mine that killed 301 workers has put the whole nation to mourning. The deadliest mining disaster led to protests against the government’s policies on privatisation. The accident has underlined the negligence of private companies and the holes in Turkish legislation that should guarantee workers’ rights […]

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; […]

‘Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Past, Present and Future’

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  Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), London Kurdish Institute and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum ‘Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Past, Present and Future’ 8 April 2014 Speaker: Dr Ismail Besikci Sociologist and Kurdologist Chaired by Ms Rosa Burc, chair of SOAS Kurdish Society Dr Ismail Besikci has written extensively on Turkey’s Kurds and their rights. He […]