Turkey after Erdogan’s triumph

As Erdogan scrapes victory on a slim margin Dave Stockton asks where next for the left in Turkey.

Dave Stockton  ·  03 June 2023

Turkish-Syrian earthquake: minorities worst hit by humanitarian disaster

By Dilara Lorin 4,440 PEOPLE were killed in the earthquake in Turkey and Syria by the morning of 7 February. And the numbers continue to rise steadily. In addition, there are well over ten thousand people injured, some seriously. The humanitarian catastrophe affects the mass of the population in both countries, which are already suffering […]

Dilara Lorin  ·  08 February 2023

Erdogan and Putin conclude deal against Kurds

The Turkish-Russian agreement on the establishment of a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border, which was negotiated in Sochi on 22 October, has fundamentally changed the balance of power in Syria

Robert Teller  ·  19 November 2019

Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria: victory to the Kurdish resistance!

Turkish forces are pounding cities and towns in northern Syria/Rojava, including the region’s biggest city, Qamishli, as well as Kobane, still in ruins after the war to oust ISIS. Air raids and heavy artillery strikes have forced thousands of civilians to flee into arid open country where there is neither shelter nor food and water. […]

Workers Power  ·  11 October 2019

US imperialism abandons Kurdish allies to Turkish invasion

Donald Trump has just signaled a dramatic shift in US policy in northern Syria, betraying his erstwhile allies the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in which the Kurdish YPG militia are the dominant force. The 60,000 SDF fighters had provided him – and Obama before him – with the boots on the ground that defeated the […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2019

Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan’s power

By Svenja Spunck THE HEADLINE results of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections are that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election and the alliance of his “Party for Justice and Development”, AKP, and the Party of the Nationalist Movement, MHP, has secured a majority in parliament. The People’s Democratic Party, HDP, has again secured […]

Workers Power  ·  27 June 2018

Hands off Afrin! Solidarity with the Kurds!

THE INTERNATIONAL workers' movement should take to the streets in solidarity with the justified resistance of the Kurds' against Turkish militarism

Workers Power  ·  22 January 2018

The first anniversary of Erdogan’s coup

Last July there were two coups in Turkey, one failed, one succeeded.

Workers Power  ·  26 July 2017

Germany: AKP ban plays into Erdogan’s hands

When Turkey’s President Erdogan compared the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Hitler, there was some predictable outrage in the media but there was no indignant response from Berlin. The official line was not to respond to such “provocation”, particularly when the Dutch PM, Mark Rutte, had recently banned MPs from Erdogan’s AKP party from entering […]

Workers Power  ·  08 April 2017

President Erdogan: a Turkish Bonaparte in the making

By Svenja S At least a dozen Kurdish officials, including senior members of the opposition HDP party have been arrested in midnight raids on the pretext of supporting Kurdish insurgents. The arrests mark an escalation in a crackdown on democratic rights pursued by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) over the last 14 […]

Workers Power  ·  05 November 2016

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