25 October 2011
This week an earthquake has killed hundreds in south-eastern Turkey, in and around the Kurdish town of Van.
14 June 2011
Why have Turks voted the same party into government three times running?
07 October 2010
The fifth Viva Palestina convoy from Britain is nearing Gaza. Human rights lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol reports from the convoy:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
09 June 2009
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.
13 January 2009
The anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza has reached new heights across the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 June 2008
Thousands marched in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday against the possibility of a military coup.