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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.

Syrian refugees stuck at Turkish and EU borders

09 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria’s second city Aleppo to gather at refugee camps around the Oncupinar gate on the border with Turkey.

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.

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.

Syrians fleeing war deported from Lebanon after EU-Turkey deal

12 January 2016
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.

Don’t get tangled up in imperial rivalries

08 December 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that socialists and anti-imperialists have to build the broadest and biggest anti-war movement possible. But this task faces new complications

Europe's rulers find billions for clampdown on refugees

01 December 2015
Many migrants trapped at Europe’s borders are resisting attempts to keep them out, says Dave Sewell

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

Turmoil in Turkey as election called

25 August 2015
A general election has been called in Turkey for 1 November. This follows close on an earlier poll in June. 

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

Turkish poll is the beginning of the end for Erdogan's ruling party

09 June 2015
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win an absolute majority in Turkey’s general election last Sunday.

International news in brief

19 May 2015
Cops cleared of deaths in France | Egypt to execute former president | Turkish walkout stops car plants

Turkish strike banned by state

03 February 2015
Workers marched through the Turkish capital Ankara last Sunday in protest at a government ban on a strike.

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. 

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

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