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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; […]

18 March 2014 News Roundup

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  Funerals of Berkin Elvan, Burakcan Karamanoglu and a police officer, election rallies in several cities and releases of Ergenekon suspects occupied this week’s news. The deepening political polarisation that Turkey is suffering has continued to damage the country’s social and economic dynamics. Gezi victim Berkin Elvan who was in a coma for 269 days […]

25 February 2014 News Roundup

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  Legislative changes were high on Turkey’s agenda as the internet bill was approved and a new intelligence bill proposed by the government was passed by the Parliament’s Internal Affairs Commission. News related to Gezi protests, police re-allocations and the tension between the AKP and the Gulen Movement continued to occupy the media. Effects of […]

CEFTUS Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at a tipping point’

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  Tuesday, 4 February 2014 Committee Room 8, House of Commons Keynote speaker: Dr Jenny White, a writer and social anthropologist and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and a professor at Boston University. Chair: Dr Pelin Kadercan of University of Reading This CEFTUS debate was kindly hosted by Diane Abbott […]

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

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  Centre for Turkey Studies and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum ‘The Gezi Spirit and Its Impacts: Recent Developments in Turkey’ 19th December 2013                                  School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Speaker: Mr Ihsan Eliacik, thinker and author Co-chairs: Sara Whyatt, a consultant, specialising on freedom of expression in Turkey and Dr […]

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

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  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 […]

‘Turkey: Everything You Don’t Want to Know!’

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  CENTRE FOR TURKEY STUDIES WESTMINSTER DEBATE ‘Turkey: Everything You Don’t Want to Know!’ 12 June 2013                                   Committee Room 10, House of Commons Keynote Speaker: Ece Temelkuran, Author / Journalist Chair: Dr Tunc Aybak, Director of International Politics Programme at School of Law, Middlesex University. Please see below for Ms Temelkuran’s short biography. Summary The Centre for […]

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