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Could Turkey’s main opposition, the CHP, have a chance at power?

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Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the country’s oldest, having emerged from grass roots political movements involved in the initial struggle preceding the foundation of the Turkish Republic. It has been the country’s largest opposition party for over a decade. Banned in the 1980 military coup, the party has clawed its way back to its […]

Roundtable with Selahattin Demirtas Co-Leader of the HDP

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We regret to inform you that due to sudden and unexpected circumstances Mr Selahattin Demirtas will NOT be able to take part in this public forum. This event is therefore postponed to a future date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. __________________________________________________________________________ CEFTUS in partnership with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is organising an exclusive […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 5th-12th September 2016

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By Andrew Leech Monday September 12th marked the beginning of Kurban Bayrami (Eid al-Adha) and a 10 day truce in Syria. The truce, brokered by the United States and Russia and announced Saturday was welcomed by Turkey who used the opportunity to send aid to Aleppo and other towns in northern Syria. Nevertheless, in a […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 8th-14th August 2016

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By Andrew Leech This week in Turkey began with a phenomenal rally on Sunday 8th unprecedented in Turkish history, which much more than a million people attended to express support for their elected government almost a month after a failed coup attempt against it. For the first time in years Turkey’s president, ruling party and two opposition parties […]

‘Kurdish Issue: Is Peace Still on the Table?

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  27 October 2015, House of Commons The keynote speaker was veteran journalist and author Cengiz Candar and the event was kindly chaired and hosted by Tom Brake MP. Tom Brake MP opened the event discussing the strong relationship between Britain and Turkey and how this has grown increasingly important in light of the Syrian Crisis. […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Roundtable ‘June 2015 General Elections and Turbulence in Politics of Turkey’

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1 September 2015, RUSI The Centre for Turkey Studies and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a round table at RUSI’s Whitehall headquarters in which Professor of Law and Politics Istar Gozaydin gave her analysis on Turkey’s June 2015 elections. The event was chaired by Michael Stephens, director of RUSI Qatar and research fellow. […]

Joint Forum ‘Kobane Resistance and the future of Peace Process in Turkey’

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  18 November 2014, Portcullis House Hosted by Fabian Hamilton Labour MP for Leeds North East, keynote speaker of this Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and the Centre for Kurdish Progress Joint Forum was Mr Ertugrul Kurkcu Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for Mersin. Wayne David Labour MP for Caerphilly kindly chaired the debate. Mr Ertugrul Kurkcu began his […]

14 October 2014 News Round-up

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  Islamic State’s (ISIS) advancement in Kobane with drastic repercussions for Turkey and Turkey’s Resolution Process with Kurds of Turkey have dominated headlines this week. Results of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) elections occupied Turkish domestic news. Meanwhile, the TRY’s depreciation against the Dollar is increasing concerns of the effects of the […]

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