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Westminster Debate ‘Academic Freedom in Turkey’

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29 February 2016 House of Commons The Westminster Debate was kindly hosted by Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East. The keynote speakers for the debate were Ms Gulseren Onanc, Assembly Member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Ms Sinem Arslan of the University of Essex, Dr Janroj Keles of Middlesex University, and Dr Elizabeth, President of the […]

CEFTUS Meeting with Shadow Minister for Europe Gareth Thomas MP

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  London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) had a meeting with Shadow Minister for Europe Gareth Thomas MP for further dialogue with regards to matters concerning Turkey, a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue and the Cyprus issue. Director of the Centre for Turkey Studies, Mr Ibrahim Dogus, met Mr Thomas in British Parliament. […]

10 June 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: Radikal, www.radikal.com.tr Tensions rose in Turkey as activism by pro-Kurdish factions as well as government’s security forces intensified. Environmental concerns also increased with the initiation of the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, as well as the protests in Amasya against the construction of a petrol station. Women’s and workers’ rights are on the […]

6 May 2014 News Roundup

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  Disputes over celebrating International Workers’ Day in Taksim Square led to strong police intervention against those gathered for May Day. Press freedom in Turkey dropped from “partially free” to “not free” category by the Freedom House. While, the controversial dialogue between the head of the Constitutional Court and the AKP continued, so did the […]

18 February 2014 News Roundup

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The ‘Democratisation Package’ announced by the PM Erdogan 30 September 2013 passed the parliament’s constitution committee on 11 February 2014. The new legislation will provide these changes: Local languages and dialects other than Turkish are allowed in local and general elections. Political parties may have maximum of two chairmen. Ex-convicts of some certain crimes, including […]

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The Centre for Turkey Studies is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. “ to serve as a Turkey-focused public policy forum for the British public and its communities originating from Turkey, and to create a dialogue between experts from Turkey and […] Read more

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