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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 […]

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 […]

Jonathan Friedman

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‘Turkey’s War in the South: Kurds, ISIS and Assad’ Mr Jonathan Friedman is an assistant director at global risk consultancy Stroz Friedberg, where he advises investors in Turkey and the Middle East on political, security and reputational risks. He is also an associate at the Centre for Turkey Studies, and a co-author of recent analysis […]

Dr Neil Quilliam

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‘Turkey’s War in the South: Kurds, ISIS and Assad’ Dr Neil Quilliam is the acting head of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme at Chatham House. He first joined Chatham House as a senior research fellow in January 2014, then as senior consulting fellow from September 2014. He previously served as senior MENA […]

‘Changing Kurdish Dynamics in the Middle East’

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CEFTUS and LSE Middle East Centre Joint Forum ‘Changing Kurdish Dynamics in the Middle East’ 19 April 2016 House of Commons The forum was hosted by Labour MP Sharon Hodgson for Washington & Sunderland West. The forum came as the hundred year anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement nears. The Sykes-Picot agreement saw the defining of […]

CEFTUS and IPC Joint Forum ‘Post-Election Turkey’

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17 November 2015, House of Commons CEFTUS and Istanbul Policy Center of Sabanci University hosted a debate with keynote speakers Professor Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabanci University, Lord Peter Hain, Lord Owen and Lord William Wallace. The event was chaired by Professor Ayla Gol of Aberystwyth University […]

CEFTUS and RUSI Roundtable with Mr Cengiz Candar

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‘Snap Elections in Turkey: Now and Then’ 28 October 2015, RUSU The Centre for Turkey Studies in partnership with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a roundtable with veteran journalist and author Mr Cengiz Candar. Days before the General Elections in Turkey, Mr Candar shared his analysis on the tumultuous developments of recent months, from violent […]

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