Cengiz Candar receiving CEFTUS award
Cengiz Candar receiving CEFTUS award

The Centre for Turkish Studies (CEFTUS) celebrated its 6th anniversary by holding a gala on 8 October 2017. Among the honoured was Cengiz Candar, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at SUITS.

The CEFTUS Appreciation Award was given to him for being a "seeker of truth" in his journalistic work in war zones.

Other awards recognised excellence in politics, education, health, business, law and the arts within the Turkish, Kurdish, and Turkish Cypriot communities. Attendees included politicians from across the spectrum, ambassadors from around the world, business leaders and journalists.