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CEFTUS Research Project: Identification and Politicisation Processes in Turkey’s Alevis

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Alevism has received increased attention in recent years due to Alevis’ increased social and political mobilisation. The position of Alevis has been one of the most complex and subsequently least addressed issues in Turkey. Conflicts, grievances, fears, and uncertainties about the future have existed for a number of years, and have been attempted to be […]

Briefing on Turkey and Mosul

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Bottom line up front: With Turkey’s growing military assertiveness in its region, the country is seeking to fulfil long-held ambitions of expanding its influence in Iraq, motivated partly by its energy insecurity. Despite ire from Baghdad, Ankara continues to insist on having a troop presence in Iraq and is jostling for a role in the […]

‘Turkey’s War in the South: Kurds, ISIS and Assad’

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Monday 19 October 2015, House of Commons In partnership with the Centre for Kurdish Progress, this event was kindly hosted by Diane Abbott MP and the debate was chaired by Telegraph Journalist, Raziye Akkoc. The keynote speakers were Dr Neil Quilliam, Acting Head, of Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme and Mr Jonathan Friedman, […]

16 December 2014 News Round-up

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  The operations against Gulen associated media outlets have increased concerns of the utilisation of the rule of law by the Turkish government. Discussions have focused on the rule of law in Turkey; the undemocratic proliferation of the Gulen movement and the arbitrary use of law by the ruling government. Amidst the rhetoric of ‘parallel […]

CEFTUS Roundtable with Dr Yasin Aktay “New Turkey in light of recent upheavals in the Middle East”

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  6 November 2014, House of Lords The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held an exclusive and off-the-record rountable with Dr. Yasin Aktay, the AK Party Vice Chairman in charge of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was kindly hosted and chaired by Lord Richard Balfe. The event was attended by academics, politicians and businessmen ranging from […]

CEFTUS Westminster Debate ‘Turkey, the Kurds and the Crisis in the Middle East’

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  Hosted by Jonathan Reynolds Labour (Co-op) MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, the Centre for Turkey Studies held a timely debate with keynote speakers Bill Park of Kings College, Independent Analyst Gareth Winrow and Deputy Director of RUSI Qatar, Michael Stephens. Co-chairs Baroness Hussein-Ece and Dr Ayla Gol of Aberystwyth University opened the debate in […]

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 […]

4 November 2014 News Round-up

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  As high politics was busy with the transit of Kurdish Peshmerga from Iraq to Syria via Turkey, risks to workers’ lives have engulfed Turkey’s agenda. Information on informal labour in the agricultural sector, on the number of work-related casualties in Turkey and the pressure on journalists all revealed a dim picture of Turkey. FED’s […]

28 October 2014 News Round-up

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  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 […]

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CEFTUS is seeking a new Coordinator

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Coordinator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions […]