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Date Announced for CEFTUS 8th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will hold its 8th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards on the 4th of November 2019. Reception: 17:00 – 19:00 Dinner & Awards: 19:00 – 23:00 Park Plaza London Riverbank 18 Albert Embankment SE1 7TJ Dress code: Lounge Suit or Cocktail Dress Founded in 2011, CEFTUS seeks to represent […]

Labour Party Conference | Discontent at Home, Misadventure Abroad: Turkey’s Dual Crisis

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Turkey is facing a crisis on multiple levels. Tensions over Syria and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean threaten to permanently damage relations with the country’s traditional western allies. Meanwhile, a crackdown continues on academics and journalists, with profound effects on the institutions that once provided a limited degree of free speech. To analyse these issues, […]

Nominations are Now Open for 8th Community Achievement Awards (2019)

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will hold its 8th Anniversary Gala and Community Achievement Awards on 14 October 2019. Founded in 2011, CEFTUS has grown remarkably and has been the only effective organisation that provides an open platform for issues regarding Turkey and the region, builds bridges between Turkey and the UK and brings […]

Book Launch: “Erdogan Rising” with Hannah Lucinda Smith

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03 September  2019 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London Book Launch: “Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey” with Hannah Lucinda Smith The Centre for Turkey Studies is delighted to invite you to the launch of ‘Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey’ by acclaimed journalist and Times correspondent Hannah […]

All Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds 2019 AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds was held on: 17:15 – 18:15 Tuesday, 18th June 2019 Room P, Portcullis House Minutes can be found here. (44)

Westminster Debate “Who is ‘we the people’?” Elif Shafak in conversation with Rachel Shabi

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26 March 2019 Committee Room 12 House of Commons Westminster Debate “Who is ‘we the people’?” Elif Shafak in conversation with Rachel Shabi On March 26th, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted Turkey’s most widely read female author, academic and rights campaigner Elif Shafak, in conversation with journalist and novelist Rachel Shabi. The event took place […]

Book Launch: ”How to Lose a Country” with Ece Temelkuran

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12 February  2019 House of Lords Book Launch: ”How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship” with Ece Temelkuran On February 12, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted a public forum and book launch  in the House of Lords with acclaimed journalist and author Ece Temelkuran in conversation with Lord Maurice Glasman. […]

CEFTUS briefing on the thaw in Greece – Turkey relations

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07 February 2019 Greek Prime Minister Tsipras’ visit to Turkey was symbolic but lacked substance Tsipras’ arrival in Turkey follows a period of heightened tensions between Ankara and Athens Despite facing elections, both governments have resisted the urge to play to nationalist sentiments However, little progress was made in addressing the underlying issues between the […]

Westminster Debate ”Seeking a new politics in opposition to the authoritarian-populist trend in Turkey”

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29 January 2019 Committee Room 15 House of Commons Westminster Debate ‘Seeking a new politics in opposition to the authoritarian-populist trend in Turkey’ On January 29, the Centre for Turkey Studies hosted a public forum in the House of Commons with a leading member of Turkey’s Felicity Party, Dr Cihangir Islam. The event was kindly hosted by […]