About Us

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.

Mission

As an independent, non-governmental initiative, CBTU is a platform for debate and discussion on pertinent issues, including but not limited to, political, socio-economic, and cultural economic issues concerning Britain and Turkey as well as the wider region.

Working together for the better

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.