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Clash between Turkey and Saudi Arabia gives Donald Trump a headache

Clash between Turkey and Saudi Arabia gives Donald Trump a headache We’ve seen again how hard it has become to manage the Middle East in the interests of Western imperialism. The players this time are the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Mass strike in Turkey defies state repression

Mass strike in Turkey defies state repression Construction workers’ action is against firms with close links to the government

Turkish turmoil could trigger wider collapse

Turkish turmoil could trigger wider collapse The plunge in the value of the Turkish currency is a sign of escalating tension with the US. But it may also indicate a coming economic storm that could hit many more countries and wreck millions of lives.

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight On Sunday 2 July the Turkish state crushed Istanbul’s LGBT+ Pride celebrations for the third year in a row.

Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule

Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed re-election as Turkey’s president on Sunday in a triumph for his tactics of repressing opposition forces and gagging the media.

Erdogan under pressure as voters go to polls in Turkey

Erdogan under pressure as voters go to polls in Turkey  President Erdogan would be forced into a run-off if he secures less than 50 percent of the first round votes.

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

15 May 2018
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

23 February 2018
The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East

Anger grows against the Turkish invasion of Afrin

13 February 2018
Opponents of Turkey’s invasion of Afrin were set to protest in London on Sunday

US won’t hold back Turkey in Syrian war

30 January 2018
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

23 January 2018
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

23 January 2018
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

09 January 2018
Solidarity with the People of Turkey is holding a conference on “Turkey under the state of emergency—campaigning to win change!”

International round up: Egypt to put Israel’s man in Gaza?

11 July 2017
Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi last Sunday.

Turkish referendum showed problems facing country's authoritarian ruler

23 April 2017
The Turkish referendum result last week showed up the problems facing the increasingly authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

Turkey’s president wins referendum through force and fraud

18 April 2017
Protesters took to the streets of several Turkish cities last Sunday after authorities declared victory for president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a referendum. Also: hunger strike in Palestine, mass protests in Serbia

Will referendum backfire for the Tories’ friend in Turkey?

28 March 2017
A repressive government is holding a biased referendum to increase its powers to silence opposition further—and the Tories are backing them all the way.

Turkey steps up attack on workers in education

14 February 2017
New decree in Turkey gives president Erdogan even greater powers already resulting in mass suspensions and dismissals of workers

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).

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