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23 September 2014 News Round-up

Photo credit: www.express.co.ukControversies regarding the education system have been the main focus of Turkey’s agenda last week. On the foreign front, how the Turkish government will shape its involvement in Syria and Iraq have become…
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16 September 2014 News Round-up

While attention has been focused on Turkey’s position within the international coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, numerous new and controversial laws have been passed by parliament. On the economic front, low growth rate…
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15 July 2014 News Roundup

Photo credit: www.cafesiyaset.com 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…
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8 July 2014 News Roundup

 Photo credit: Jiyan, www.jiyan.org The road map released by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) regarding the Kurdish issue and the Presidential Election August 2014 were the two main stories of the week. The continuing instability in…
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Altan Tan MP

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…
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Abdurrahman Kurt

Westminster Deate ‘The Peace Process in Turkey: What Future for a Plural Society in Turkey’ CEFTUS Insights Interview with Abdurrahman Kurt Mr Abdurrahman Kurt is a former AKP MP for Diyarbakir and member of the Wise People…
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1 July 2014 News Roundup

This week the race for presidential elections has officially begun between the three candidates. The media thus has focused on the candidates who will be voted to office for the first time in Turkey’s history, by the people rather…
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24 June 2014 News Roundup

 Photo credit: Star Gazetesi, www.stargazete.com Turkey’s media has closely watched the advancement of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, while following the developments regarding the upcoming presidential…
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