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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.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

Has the Turkish regime overplayed its hand?

19 January 2016
Now president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) first won parliamentary elections in 2002.

Fear and unease led to Erdogan’s victory in the Turkish election

03 November 2015
We need to build a mass party in Turkey that stands clearly for democracy and peace with the Kurds, and against militarism, nationalism and Islamophobia.

Kurds are trapped by imperial schemes

20 October 2015
The Ankara bombings underlined that the troubled relationship between the Kurds and the Turkish state is close to the heart of the rapidly deteriorating crisis in the Middle East, argues Alex Callinicos

Fury in Turkey after bombing

13 October 2015
Strikes and protests gripped Turkey on Monday and Tuesday of this week in response to the ­bombing of a peace march last Saturday—and the government’s attempts to deflect blame. 

Peace was bombed in Turkey - eyewitness report from Ankara

11 October 2015
Two bombs exploded at a peace demonstration in Turkey's capital Ankara yesterday, Saturday.

Fear of growing support for Kurds lies behind Turkey's new attack

15 September 2015
Ron Margulies from the DSIP socialist group in Istanbul explains Turkey’s latest assault on the Kurds

Turkey attacks Kurds after Isis assault

28 July 2015
The Turkish state has renewed its war against the Kurdish movement after the Isis attack on Suruc, reports?Ken Olende

Cops attack Kurdish protest after Isis slaughter in Turkey

21 July 2015
Latest Isis atrocity sees Kurdish groups look to old enemies for support—with deadly consequences, warns Ken Olende

Turkey allows Kurdish fighters into Kobane

21 October 2014
Turkey lifted a ban on Kurdish fighters crossing the border into north eastern Syria to defend the town of Kobane from Islamic State forces last Tuesday. 

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