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The DSF's Co-founder, Lady Olga Maitland
Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

President Erdogan Of Turkey: His Policies Explained.  Who Is He Really?
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Professor Gülnür Aybet, frequently travels with President Erdoğan as Senior Adviser on International Affairs, and is present at key meetings with world leaders. She will discuss openly and frankly issues of common cause with the UK -  both countries are members of NATO, both are at extreme ends of Europe and with Brexit, both outside the EU.  Regional security, including Syria and broader international relations will be discussed.

Professor Aybet, has a long association with UK universities with a PhD from Nottingham and degrees from three other universities including Kings College, London.

See the event's photographs below.

Professor Gülnür Aybet, Senior Presidential Adviser to  President Erdoğan.

Moderator: Sir David Logan, former UK Ambassador to Turkey.
Date: Monday, 14th May 2018

Venue: Naval & Military Club, 4 St James’s  Square, London, SW1.

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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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