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Westminster Debate ‘Politics, Media and Law in Turkey, Under the State of Emergency’

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07 February 2018 House of Commons the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted Yavuz Baydar in Committee Room 10 for a discussion on domestic developments in Turkey. Baydar, a veteran journalist who has recently helped to found the Ahval news organisation, spoke eloquently about recent Turkish history and what he called a dramatic reversal in the […]

‘The Politics of Polarisation: Prospects for Democracy and the Rule of Law in Turkey’

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  CEFTUS Westminster Debate  Thursday, 19 June 2014 Macmillan Room, Portcullis House Keynote speakers: Writer and analyst Mr Gareth Jenkins and BBC World Service Broadcast Journalist Mr Guney Yildiz Chair: Ms Buket Bora of the Centre for Turkey Studies This CEFTUS debate was kindly hosted by Andy Love Labour MP for Edmonton. Summary Gareth Jenkins […]

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 […]

11 February 2014 News Roundup

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The new internet bill has dominated Turkey’s agenda, as well as the trials of the deaths of Gezi protestors. While the reallocation of judges, prosecutors and policemen continued, Turkish economy’s outlook has been termed “negative” by the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The new Internet bill raised concerns. The proposed amendments to the […]

4 February 2014 News Roundup

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  This week restrictions on internet freedoms have occupied Turkey’s agenda before debate on draft bill in the parliament on the 4th February. The trial of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, a 19 year old who was beaten to death during the Gezi Protests, has begun amidst high-level state security. Conflict between PM Erdogan and Gulen continues […]