The Centre for Turkey Studies (CTS) is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. The CTS provides an open forum promoting expert opinions and debates focusing on Turkey and UK relations, foreign affairs, economic issues and social developments in Turkey and the region. The CTS hosts experts, leading politicians, academics and opinion formers from Britain, Turkey and beyond. The CTS organises speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the British Parliament, academic institutions and the City of London. In addition, it conducts case studies at the requests of think tanks, public institutions and the private sector interested in questions related to the economic, political and social development of Turkey and the region.