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Briefing on Turkish military operations in Syria

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27th July 2017 A Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria is becoming increasingly likely, but such a move faces a variety of challenges. Turkey has stepped up its presence in Syria ahead of possible military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) […]

Roundtable with Sir David Logan, Former Ambassador to Turkey

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27 January 2017, New Zealand House Turkey’s turbulent past year and implications for the future Sir David Logan, Former Ambassador to Turkey and Chair of the British Institute at Ankara, spoke at a CEFTUS Roundtable on Turkey’s turbulent past year and its implications for the country’s future. The discussion, chaired by CEFTUS advisor Dr Gareth Winrow, covered […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey-Russia Relations’

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11 January 2017 House of Lords This Centre for Turkey Studies Westminster Debate was hosted and chaired by Lord Balfe. Our keynote speakers were Dr Natasha Kuhrt of the Deparment of War Studies King’s College, Ezgi Basaran, journalist and columnist, and visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and Professor William Hale of SOAS. Ms […]

Briefing on Turkey’s pivot towards a multipolar world

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While remaining firmly committed to NATO, Turkey also hopes to gain by strengthening links with Russia and China in an increasingly multipolar world. Ankara is balancing traditional alliances with new opportunities by strengthening ties to the East while maintaining co-operation with NATO partners, part of Turkey’s plan to strengthen itself as a world player. Turkey’s […]

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 […]

Professor William Hale

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Westminster Debate ‘Turkey-Russia Relations’ Professor William Hale is an expert on Turkish affairs. His main interests are the modern politics and international relations of Turkey. His recent publications include Turkey, the United States and Iraq (Saqi Books, for London Middle East Institute, 2006), Islamism, Democracy and Liberalism in Turkey, The Case of the AKP (co-authored […]

Ezgi Basaran

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Westminster Debate ‘Turkey-Russia Relations’ Ezgi Basaran is a prominent journalist and a columnist in Turkey. She began her career working for the news channel, NTV, while studying at Marmara University’s Journalism Department. After graduating, she became a junior reporter in 2004 for Hürriyet, a daily of the Doğan Group and Turkey’s most widely read newspaper. […]

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