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CEFTUS Spoke at Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society

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George Dyson, Head of Research at CEFTUS, spoke at an event organised by Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society, about the failed coup in Turkey this summer. George explored the impact of the failed coup on Turkish society at the event, entitled “Does military power still play a crucial role in the politics of the […]

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 […]

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

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  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 […]

11 November 2014 News Round-up

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  PM Davutoglu’s new Economic Transformation Program, the continued battle to reach miners underground, heightened calls for the continuation of the peace process with the Kurds, and the risks emerging from the Syrian conflict have dominated Turkey’s media agenda this week. Environmental concerns occupied mainstream news outlets due to cut down of more than 5000 […]

‘The Politics of Polarisation: Prospects for Democracy and the Rule of Law in Turkey’

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  CEFTUS Westminster Debate  Thursday, 19 June 2014 Macmillan Room, Portcullis House Keynote speakers: Writer and analyst Mr Gareth Jenkins and BBC World Service Broadcast Journalist Mr Guney Yildiz Chair: Ms Buket Bora of the Centre for Turkey Studies This CEFTUS debate was kindly hosted by Andy Love Labour MP for Edmonton. Summary Gareth Jenkins […]

‘The Politics of Polarisation: Prospects for Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Run-up to Turkish Presidential Election in August 2014’

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  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a Westminster Debate with Istanbul based writer and analyst Mr Gareth Jenkins and Senior Broadcast Journalist of BBC World Service Mr Guney Yildiz.  Please find short biographies of speakers below. The public collapse of the alliance between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and […]

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CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]

Support CEFTUS Events on Crowdfunder

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 […]

Background of Communities in the UK

There are over 350,000 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriots living and working in the United Kingdom; their settlement in the UK took place in distinct phases since the 1950s. As with many immigrant communities, they represent diverse communities with different socio-economic status, religious backgrounds, regional origins, and various motives for migrating to the UK. It […]

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Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]