About Us

Conservative Friends of Turkey (CFT) aims to promote links between Turkey and the Conservative Party at all levels.

CFT works with a plethora of individuals, political organisations, academia and business associations in pursuit of this fundamental aim. Our activities range from encouraging an active debate on the Turkey-UK strategic partnership to raising awareness of the Conservative Party within the Turkish community in the UK.

 

Objectives

  • Promote strong Anglo-Turkish relations
  • Help to foster bilateral trade and business relationships
  • Build links between the Conservative Party and Turkish counterparties as well as the academic and business community
  • Increase awareness of the Conservative Party within the Turkish community in the UK
    • Support parliamentary candidates in marginal constituencies
    • Support Turkish local politicians and promote greater political involvement of the community
  • Lobby in favour of Turkish membership of the EU with a stress on Turkey’s role in the bloc, the region and its strong ties to Western institutions
  • Facilitate access to information on Turkey: its culture, political orientation, economy, and its progress towards EU membership