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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

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.

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

International round-up

03 June 2014
Barcelona riots halt demolition - Clashes on Gezi Park anniversary - Craigavon Two lose their appeal

Political crisis follows Turkish mining disaster

20 May 2014
The number of miners still missing after the disaster in Turkey remains unknown. 

Political crisis after Turkish mining disaster

16 May 2014
 The number of miners still missing after the disaster in Turkey remains unknown. So far 283 miners have died and the number continues to rise. The government has said that 147 are still in the mine. But even these tragic figures do not add up. That leaves 288 miners unaccounted for, given that the total number of workers in the mine is said to have been 787.

Good result for ruling party hides deep anger in Turkey

01 April 2014
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party did well in local elections last week. 

Glasgow vigil for Turkish student Berkin Elvan

18 March 2014
More than 60 people from the Turkish community attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square on Thursday of last week in memory of Berkin Elvan. He was only 14 when he went out to buy fresh bread and was caught up in an anti-government protest in Istanbul. 

Death of boy hit by tear gas canister brings rage to streets of Turkey

18 March 2014
The funeral of a young protester has brought anger at the government back onto the streets of Turkey, writes Ron Margulies

Turkey: A volatile cocktail of corruption and conspiracy

21 January 2014
Ron Margulies looks at the government corruption scandal that could open up new opportunities for the left in Turkey

Dogan Tarkan 1948-2013

07 January 2014
Alex Callinicos reflects on the life of a Turkish revolutionary socialist who died last month

‘Taksim Square is normal but the spirit of Gezi haunts the government’

23 July 2013
The demonstrators of Gezi Park now meet in nearly 30 parks across Istanbul and many others in other cities in Turkey. One park has become many.

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