What we do

International conflict and the abandonment of the search for common interests is often based on misreading of motives, sometimes accidental and sometimes purposeful.

The Centre for British-Turkish Understanding aims to explore motives and foreign policy challenges faced by both Turkey and the UK, especially where they intersect, which form the foundations of the UK-Turkey relationship.

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Working together

Working to build better relations and understanding between the two nations, CBTU is a platform for debate and discussion on pertinent issues, including but not limited to, political, socio-economic, and cultural issues concerning Britain and Turkey – and the wider region.

Better cohesion

Facilitating debate

  • Roundtable discussions
  • Seminars
  • Publications
  • Research

We are committed to facilitating a platform for debate and dialogue between the UK and Turkey.