Ibrahim Dogus is an active Labour party member and the founder and director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS.ORG), a non-party political forum and think tank focusing on Turkey; and Founder of the British Kebab Awards (www.britishkebabawards.co.uk) and the Centre for Kurdish Progress (www.kurdishprogress.org).
Ibrahim has been working as a community leader in the UK for many years supporting communities originating from Turkey and neighbouring countries. Prior to this, Ibrahim was director of several community-led projects in London and across the UK working for London’s vibrant and diverse community life. Ibrahim has supported the local councils in their efforts to encourage active social participation and citizenship amongst Turkish, Turkish-Cypriot and Kurdish communities. Ibrahim runs also several successful small businesses in London. He has contributed to discussions regarding Turkey, and minorities from Turkey in various British and Turkish media outlets. His work was covered in the BBC, Al Jazeera, ITV, Channel 4, The Guardian, Evening Standard and Radikal and Hurriyet newspapers. Ibrahim used to be a member of London’s Equalities Commission. He holds the MA degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS and BA in Politics from University of Greenwich.