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Conservative Friends of Turkey

Conservative Friends of Turkey (CFT) is a group associated with the British Turkish membership of the EU and highlights Turkey’s importance as an ally of the UK. CFT lists the following activities to achieve these aims: by providing information on Turkey through regular briefings and newsletters; by organising meetings and events in Britain, Turkey and Belgium; and by arranging British parliamentary delegations to Turkey [1].

Membership

CFT counts 21 MPs, 4 peers and 2 MEPs among its founders [2].

Activities

Recent CFT activities include: the official launch with Foreign Secretary Rt Hon William Hague MP,[2][3] launch of the Brussels branch with Daniel Hannan MEP and Geoffrey Van Orden OBE MEP,[4][5] a joint dinner with Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association[6][7] and a joint reception with Westminster North Conservative Association hosting Defence Secretary Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP.[8][9]

Newsletter

CFT started publishing a monthly newsletter in early 2009, an archive of past newsletters can be found on the official website [3].

References

  1. ^ List of organisations associated with the Conservative Party
  2. ^ "Conservative Friends of Turkey in Action". Todayszaman.com. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Türkiye’nin Muhafazakâr Partili Dostlarına Görkemli Açılış". Avrupagazete.com. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "CFT Brüksel'deki ilk etkinliğini gerçekleştirdi". Londragazete.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Yeni Soğuk Savaş'ta Türkiye'nin rolü" tartışıldı""". Euractiv.com.tr. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Food for thought: promoting Turkey in London
  7. ^ "Muhafazakârlar yemekte buluştu". Starkibris.net. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "‘İngiltere için Türkiye önemli’". Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "İngiltere'nin Türkiye umudu". Cnnturk.com. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

External links

  • Conservative Friends of Turkey – Official site
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