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Westminster Debate ‘Referendum in Turkey’

27 March 2017 House of Commons This Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Tom Brake Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington and chaired by Sara Whyatt, a researcher and campaigner on freedom of expression, formally of PEN International and Amnesty International and former English-language editor of Gezi Resistance Magazine. The keynote speaker was Erdogan Aydin, Human Rights […]

Sara Whyatt

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Sara Whyatt is a campaigner and researcher on freedom of expression and human rights, notably for PEN International for over 20 years (1990-2013), and previously for Amnesty International. At PEN she worked with its global membership of writers based in over 100 countries mobilising its campaigns for writers at risk as well as on thematic […]

CEFTUS Westminster Debate ‘Battling the Censors: Freedom of Journalism in ‘New Turkey’

  11 November 2014, Portcullis House This Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) Westminster Debate on freedom of speech and journalism in Turkey hosted two keynote speakers, Mr Ahmet Şık and Mr Ismail Saymaz, both experienced journalists from Turkey. Hosted by John Woodcock Labour and Co-operative MP for Barrow and Furness, the debate was kindly chaired by Baroness […]

28 October 2014 News Round-up

  The ruling party’s policies regarding the conflict in Kobane and its implications for the peace process within Turkey have dominated headlines. The economic agenda was ripe with new data on the struggling health of the Turkish economy amidst the political instability. [tabby title=”ISIS – Kurdish Struggle and Turkey’s Peace Process”] Imprisoned leader of the […]

16 September 2014 News Round-up

  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 […]

3 June 2014 News Roundup

 Photo credit: Internet Havadis, www.internethavadis.com   Turkey has had another turbulent week due to protests and gatherings for the anniversary of the Gezi protests and clashes between the Gendarme and protesters over the construction of police stations and high-security police bases at the borders of Turkey. The Constitutional Court ruled the ban on YouTube is […]

‘The Gezi Spirit and Its Impacts: Recent Developments in Turkey’

  New date Thursday, 19th December 2013 New room Room V111, SOAS Vernon Square Campus Please see below for further details. CEFTUS and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum ‘The Gezi Spirit and Its Impacts: Recent Developments in Turkey’  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) with SOAS Kurdish Society is pleased to invite you to a Joint […]

‘Freedom of Expression in Turkey during the EU Accession Progress’ Joint Seminar at University of Oxford

  Centre for Turkey Studies and Ertegun House Joint Seminar ‘Freedom of Expression in Turkey during the EU Accession Progress’ June 6, 2013 17.00-19.00 Ertegun House   Speakers: Prof Yaman Akdeniz, Istanbul Bilgi University Dr Kerem Altıparmak, Ankara University What is the current state of the freedom of expression in Turkey, ten years since the […]


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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