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15 July 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: www.cafesiyaset.com [tabby title=”Presidential Election 2014″] Presidential election campaigns of three candidates continue amid criticisms of unequal opportunities in the race. Both Democratic People’s Party’s (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtas and Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ihsanoglu stated that their campaigns are not represented on the media, especially on the state channel TRT. Additionally, PM […]

Altan Tan MP

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Westminster Debate ‘Turkey’s Democratisation and Reform Package and Peaceful Solution to the Kurdish Question’ CEFTUS Insights Interview with Altan Tan, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) MP Mr Altan Tan is a Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) MP for Diyarbakir. Tan’s father Bedii Tan was killed under torture in Diyarbakir Prison following the Military Coup of 12 […]

1 April 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: RT.com /AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic   The crucial local elections finally took place on 30 March after a turbulent week. An intelligence meeting on Syria was leaked on YouTube which was consequently banned by the government. Economy, however, seems to stabilise following a strong win by the AKP despite claims of fraud and manipulation […]

25 March 2014 News Roundup

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  As local elections draw near, the government’s ban on accessing Twitter has been the most heated topic in Turkey’s media this week. Meanwhile, the widely celebrated Newroz also witnessed the PKK’s jailed leader Ocalan’s address to the public. Turkish army’s shooting of a Syrian plane also brought the Syrian conflict back to Turkey’s agenda. […]

CEFTUS Insights Interview with Abdurrahman Kurt

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  London, September 2013* Abdurrahman Kurt is former AKP MP for Diyarbakir and member of the Wise People Commission on the Kurdish peace process. Our discussion with Abdurrahman Kurt began with his political background. He described how, like many others in the region, he did not use to vote. Faced with Turkey’s ‘deep state’, most […]

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 […]

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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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