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Tories cosy up to Erdogan during visit and promise weapons for his assaults

Tories cosy up to Erdogan during visit and promise weapons for his assaults The Tories and the queen rolled out the red carpet for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan just as he is intensifying his crackdown on democratic rights and the Kurdish people

How the crisis in Syria was caused by imperialist ambition

How the crisis in Syria was caused by imperialist ambition The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East

US won’t hold back Turkey in Syrian war

US won’t hold back Turkey in Syrian war Looking to the US to intervene on behalf of the Kurds is a recipe for disaster, argues?Nick Clark

Imperialism won’t end Kurdish agony

Imperialism won’t end Kurdish agony In a Middle East tormented by the domination of Western imperialism, the Kurdish people have been among the greatest victims.

Solidarity with the People of Turkey conference says no to repression

Solidarity with the People of Turkey conference says no to repression Over 300 people came to the Solidarity with the People of Turkey (Spot) conference last Saturday.

Solidarity conference in London against Recep Erdogan’s repression in Turkey

Solidarity conference in London against Recep Erdogan’s repression in Turkey Solidarity with the People of Turkey is holding a conference on “Turkey under the state of emergency—campaigning to win change!”

Iraq attacks Kurds to halt breakaway

17 October 2017
 

Turkish state gets support from Britain despite its brutal crackdown on HDP

08 November 2016
The British government has lined up to support the Turkish state’s brutal assault on democratic rights.

Turkish authorities arrest pro-Kurdish MPs

04 November 2016
Turkish security forces have detained at least 11 MPs from the pro-Kurdish and left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Turkish and Syrian socialists issue joint statement against intervention

31 August 2016
Revolutionaries demand that Turkey immediately cease military operations in Syria, stop its enmity against the Kurds, and open its borders to refugees.

International news round-up

30 August 2016
Turkish tanks, backed by US air strikes, swept into northern Syria last weekend and attacked Kurdish YPG forces. Meanwhile in India tens of millions of workers were due to hold a nationwide general strike on Friday of this week.

Socialist activist Chris Stephenson acquitted

28 June 2016
Chris Stephenson, a socialist activist in Turkey and lecturer at Istanbul’s Bilgi university, has been acquitted of possessing “propaganda for a terrorist organisation”.

Activist Chris Stephenson to face Turkish court

11 June 2016
Chris Stephenson, socialist activist and lecturer at Istanbul’s Bilgi university, has been charged with possessing “propaganda for a terrorist organisation.”

Turkish turnaround can’t last forever

17 May 2016
I’ve been in Istanbul participating in the Marxism 2016 festival organised by the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (DSIP). Turkey's politics has undergone an astonishing reversal over the past year.

Victory as Turkish authorities lift deportation of Chris Stephenson

18 March 2016
CHRIS STEPHENSON, the socialist activist who was deported from Turkey a week ago has received news from the authorities today, Friday, that now there is “no ban on him entering Turkey” and he can return.

Activist Chris Stephenson deported from Turkey amid growing state crackdown

17 March 2016
SOCIALIST ACTIVIST Chris Stephenson has been deported from Turkey to Britain. He is a victim of the crackdown launched by the state as part of its murderous war against the Kurds.

Thousands-strong demo in London says 'Stop Turkey's war on Kurds'

06 March 2016
Thousands of people joined a powerful demonstration In London today, Sunday, to say “Stop Turkey’s war on the Kurds”.

Kurds killed as Turkey’s clampdown continues

01 March 2016
Kurdish people in southern Turkish cities are facing brutal repression by the state, reports Charlie Kimber

Imperial carve-up threatens more war for Syrians

16 February 2016
The agony of Syria’s people has not been ended by the deal for a partial ceasefire agreed last week by the major imperialist powers. It was falling apart even before it was implemented.

Activists build Kurdish solidarity demo

09 February 2016
Turkish state forces massacred 60 people in a basement in the Kurdish district of Cizre on Sunday of last week.

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