Ibrahim Dogus is the founder and director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS.ORG), a non-partisan forum and think tank focusing on Turkey, and founder of the Centre for Kurdish Progress (www.kurdishprogress.com). Ibrahim is also the founder of London Kurdish Film festival and various other cultural projects.
Ibrahim has been working as a community leader in the UK for many years, supporting Kurdish and Turkish communities. Prior to this, he was director of several community-led projects in London and across the UK working for London’s vibrant and diverse community life.
He runs several successful small businesses in London. He has contributed to discussions regarding Kurdish and Turkish politics in various British and Turkish & Kurdish media outlets. His work was covered in the BBC, Al Jazeera, ITV, Channel 4, The Guardian, Evening Standard and Radikal and Hurriyet newspapers.
Ibrahim was a parliamentary candidate in 2017 and 2019 UK general elections.
He holds an MA degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS and BA in Politics from University of Greenwich, and he is married to Raife Aytek, and father of Mirzan, Alan and Dara.