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Edip Yuksel

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Westminster Debate: ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’ Edip Yuksel is the author of over twenty books and hundreds of articles on religion, politics, philosophy and law in Turkish and English. Edip organizes international Critical Thinkers for Islamic Reform conferences; so far in Atlanta, Oxford, Los Angeles, […]

Westminster Debate: ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’

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27 November 2017, House of Commons   The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held a public forum entitled ‘The nine factors behind the rise of ISIS: from the USA to Saudi Arabia’ with keynote speaker Edip Yuksel, American-Turkish-Kurdish intellectual and professor of philosophy. The event was kindly hosted by Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Joint Forum: ‘Turkish Civil-Military Relations and the Fight against Terrorism’

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22 May 2017, RUSI The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) organised an exclusive event with Dr Metin Gurcan on 22 May 2017.  The event was kindly chaired by Dr Francesco F. Milan, Teaching Fellow at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London/Joint Services Command and Staff […]

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 […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at the Crossroads: How to overcome Challenges?’

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18 October 2016 House of Commons Hosted by George Howarth, Labour MP for Knowsley , the keynote speaker of this CEFTUS Westminster Debate was Mr Cenk Sidar, Founder and CEO of Sidar Global Advisors, a Washington DC-based global macro research and strategic advisory firm. George Howarth MP opened the event by discussing the momentous events that have […]

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 23rd – 31st August 2016

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By Andrew Leech The Turkish military began shelling ISIS and Kurdish militia positions early last Tuesday morning. The following day Operation Euphrates Shield was launched. This was a major military intervention involving tanks and warplanes led by Turkish forces and co-ordinated with the Free Syria Army (FSA) and allied rebel groups. It marked the first […]

Turkey, Syria and the Kurds – The Never-ending Conflict

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By Gabriella Twinning The latest bombing at a wedding party in the eastern border city of Gaziantep, along with bombings of military and police vehicles in Van and Elazig, should have sent shockwaves through Turkish society. However, attacks of this kind have unfortunately become commonplace in Turkey’s recent history. President Erdogan, in his address to […]