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Briefing on the Turkish Armed Forces after the failed coup

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20th July 2017 The Turkish Armed Forces is at a defining moment in its history; facing both fundamental changes and an unprecedented number of operations one year on from last July’s failed coup. Thousands of personnel have been discharged from the military and significant changes have been made to Turkeys’ security structure The measures have […]

Briefing on Syrian refugees in Turkey

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Syrian refugees in Turkey are becoming an increasingly political issue as they look set to help shape the country’s future.    Tukey is now the biggest host of refugees in the world, with a much higher number of Syrian people staying for a longer period than the government had initially anticipated. Difficulty integrating this new […]

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 […]

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, Syria and the Trump Presidency

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Bottom line up front: The Trump presidency offers a chance to narrow the distance that has grown between Washington and Ankara over the last years, while also likely to impact Turkey’s engagements in Syria and the geo-political order in Turkey’s region. Trump has signalled he will take a more bullish and transactional approach in the Middle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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CEFTUS 4th Anniversary Gala

We are very excited that CEFTUS will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. Our anniversary event will mark success of our work so far and will raise funds to carry out our future projects. Our anniversary celebrations in previous years welcome members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people […]

CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]