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Turkey election: voters want less military influence

14 June 2011
Why have Turks voted the same party into government three times running?

Diary 3 - Viva Palestina convoy across Turkey and into Syria

07 October 2010
The fifth Viva Palestina convoy from Britain is nearing Gaza. Human rights lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol reports from the convoy:

Turkish vote marks decisive victory

14 September 2010
The referendum for democratising changes to Turkey's constitution has been passed by a higher than expected margin, with 58 percent voting yes.

Gaza aid activists were shot clinically

08 June 2010
The autopsies of the nine dead Turkish activists reveal that they were actively targeted, not hit by chaotic gunfire as Israel alleges.

Mass protests against Israel in Turkey

08 June 2010
In the recent past Turkey has been one of Israel’s closest allies in the Middle East. It is a major destination for Israeli tourists, and there have been a spate of bilateral agreements.

Workers' movements across the Middle East can free Palestine

08 June 2010
Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla is having enormous political ramifications in the Middle East. The assault has exposed some of the social tensions in Egypt and Turkey, two key US allies.

UAF week: pushing back the BNP in Barking

09 March 2010
MondayOrganising meeting with people from the local theatre, trade unionists from the CWU and Unison, students and residents. TuesdayMet women representing Kosovan Albanian, Rwandan, Turkish, Chinese and Asian groups. We agreed to produce leaflets in different languages and speak at a 400-strong Kosovan Albanian meeting.WednesdayAttended a London Metropolitan University lecturers’ meeting. They agreed to organise support. Students there are organising weekly UAF stalls.ThursdayFifty students attended University of East London UAF meeting. The president of the Isla

General strike in Turkey

09 February 2010
Five Turkish trade union federations held a one-day general strike in solidarity with 12,000 Tekel workers on Thursday of last week.

Demonstrate to support Turkey’s Tekel workers

01 February 2010
The Turkish TUC has called a national day of action in support of the ongoing Tekel workers’ action in the capital, Ankara.

Notes from a postal worker in the north: Scabs are the real turkeys

27 October 2009
Have you ever spoken to anyone contemplating suicide? Well, that’s what it feels like when you are trying to persuade someone not to scab on your strike.

Tim: Turkeys at Christmas

09 June 2009

Turkey stops being a ‘reliable friend’ of Israel

27 January 2009
For years the US and Israel have been able to rely on Turkey, a staunch ally of both countries and a key power in the Nato military alliance. But Israel’s war on Gaza has now thrown that relationship into turmoil.

United mass protests in Turkey shake up the region

13 January 2009
The anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza has reached new heights across the region.

Turkeys cheer Xmas strike vote

25 November 2008
Meat hygiene inspectors in the Unison union have voted two to one in favour of strike action over cuts to overtime payments and the introduction of a "work anytime" system.

Success in Hackney

28 October 2008
Following the recent successful London-wide rally hosted by the People Before Profit Charter, supporters in Hackney, east London, along with Turkish and Kurdish activists, called an organising meeting for the charter.

Turkey: cracks in the state monolith

05 August 2008
Over the past 15 months a fight between the Turkish government and sections of the state apparatus has revealed deep cracks in the official ideology of the country and its monolithic state structures.

Turkey: coup plotters forced out into open

16 July 2008
There is an almighty struggle going on in Turkey. It is not a struggle easily recognisable as being between workers and bosses. There are no general strikes, no pickets, no scabs. In fact, the industrial struggle is at a low ebb.

Turkey’s ‘slow’ military coup

01 July 2008
Here I sit in a small earthly paradise above the Athenaeum Bookshop, as writer-in-residence, while a military coup is slowly progressing back home.

Turkish marchers raise their voices against coup threat

24 June 2008
Thousands marched in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday against the possibility of a military coup.

Migrant catering workers hit by government rules

22 April 2008
Uniting under the banner of "Save Our Livelihood", around 7,000 British Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Turkish catering employers, workers and supporters gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London last Sunday to protest against Britain’s draconian immigration rules.

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