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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. 

Western allies kill Kurds

14 October 2014
BRITAIN AND the US are supposed to be backing Kurds fighting Islamic State in Kobane in northern Syria.

The West is no friend of the Kurds

14 October 2014
Kurdish oppression has been made and perpetuated by imperialism, and liberation will not be brought by its arms or compromises with it, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Intervention by Turkey or the US won’t help the Kurds

07 October 2014
Islamic State is trying to take the town of Kobane in northern Syria.

Arming the Kurds won’t stop Iraq’s brutal civil war

19 August 2014
It will be a disaster for Iraq’s Kurds if the West succeeds in hijacking their cause, argues Ken Olende

Kurdish gains of more than a decade are under threat from latest Middle East crisis

01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies

Protests in London for Kurdish rights

15 January 2013
Around 7,000 people marched from Hackney to Haringey, north London, last Sunday in protest at the assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris last week.

London protest at assassination of Kurds in Paris

12 January 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in central London yesterday, Friday, to protest at the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris. Workers, students and campaigners united to demand justice. Among the banners were flags from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Kurdish conference says follow Egypt's example

20 November 2012
Some 250 people packed into a conference on Kurds in the Changing Middle East in central London last weekend.

Solidarity with Kurdish prisoners

13 November 2012
Around 5,000 Kurdish and Turkish refugees asylum seekers marched through north London last Sunday. The protest was called in solidarity with political prisoners in Turkey.

Protest in London in solidarity with Kurdish hunger strikers

02 November 2012
Up to 200 people from Kurdish and Turkish organisations protested outside the Turkish embassy today, Friday.

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