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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.

Bomb slaughters Kurds as the Turkish state clamps down

23 August 2016
Kurdish people in Turkey are under assault by Isis and the Turkish state in the aftermath of the failed coup, argues Charlie Kimber

Tug of war in Turkey over coup aftermath

02 August 2016
A battle is taking place in Turkey to decide who will gain in the wake of an attempted military coup last month.

People beat back attempted Turkish military coup but danger lurks ahead

19 July 2016
A coup attempt in Turkey which aimed to remove president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was beaten back by mass mobilisation last weekend.

Socialist Workers Party statement on the Turkish coup

16 July 2016
The Socialist Workers Party joins the people of Turkey in condemning the attempted military coup in that country.

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.

Tories leave child refugees to rot as protests hit Greek island of Chios

26 April 2016
The government was disgracefully fighting to stop unaccompanied child refugees from being allowed into Britain on Monday of this week.

Anti-fascists plan protest in Greece as Nazi Golden Dawn mobilises against refugees

08 April 2016
Anti-fascists plan to gather in the Greek port of Piraeus tonight, Friday, as the Nazi Golden Dawn prepares to march against refugees.

EU border guards enforce new Turkey deal but refugees resist in Greece

05 April 2016
Deportations from Greece began this week as the Aegean Sea lockdown deepens—you are either for the safe passage of refugees or with EU rulers’ cruel punishment, argues Dave Sewell

Refugees rounded up into camps by EU’s brutal deal

22 March 2016
Refugees arriving in Greece are being rounded up into detention centres under a new deal backed by Tory David Cameron.

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.

Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

18 March 2016
 Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

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.

Socialist activist Chris Stephenson detained in Turkish state crackdown

16 March 2016
Turkish police detained socialist activist Chris Stephenson, a lecturer at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, yesterday, Tuesday. He is due in court today.

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.

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