Ibrahim Dogus is the founder of the SME4LABOUR, 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 British Kebab Awards (www.britishkebabawards.co.uk).
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, he was director of several community-led projects in London and across the UK working for London’s vibrant and diverse community life. He has supported the local councils in their efforts to encourage active social participation and citizenship amongst Turkish, Turkish-Cypriot and Kurdish communities.
He runs 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.
He holds the 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 and Alan.