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4 June 2013

Turkey: Mass movement challenges Erdogan government

Turkey's Confederation of Public Workers' Unions announced a national strike against police violence, with hundreds of thousands expected to come to the demonstrations

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Demonstrating in London against brutality by the security forces in Turkey, photo C. Newby

3 June 2013

Protests against repression of demonstrations in Turkey

Following the Turkish government's brutal response to demonstrators, solidarity protests are taking place

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Devastated communities in Syria

Devastated communities in Syria

8 August 2012

Syria: Is there an alternative to the developing civil war?

Syria's agony continues unabated. Across the country there are indiscriminate attacks by the Assad regime forces and their militias, bloody sectarian reprisals by the armed opposition, refugee floods and humanitarian disasters.

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18 July 2012

Solidarity picket of Turkish Airlines

On Saturday 14 July an international 'Day of Action' protest took place demanding the right to strike and reinstatement of 305 sacked Turkish aviation workers, writes Patrick Atkinson, Hackney Socialist Party and Unite-LE 1111 branch (personal capacity).

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13 June 2012

Fast news

Turkey: Lift strike ban: Preparations for a strike by the Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) after the breakdown in collective bargaining talks at Turkish Airlines (THY), have been attacked by the AKP government through the inclusion of aviation services in a strike ban

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London May Day demonstration, photo Jules Mattsson

London May Day demonstration, photo Jules Mattsson

5 May 2010

Workers celebrate May Day: Marching together against the bosses' attacks

IN MANY countries around the world, socialists and trade unionists marched to celebrate international workers' day on 1 May. This year in particular, in the teeth of attacks by capitalists on jobs, wages and public services, international working class solidarity is a vital necessity.

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7 April 2010

Tekel workers brutally attacked by police

THOUSANDS OF workers from Turkey's former alcohol and tobacco monopoly company - Tekel - travelled to Ankara, on 1 April, to continue their protests against their sackings...

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3 February 2010

Tekel workers demand general strike in Turkey

STRIKING WORKERS at Tekel, the former state-owned tobacco and alcohol monopoly, travelled last December from all over Turkey to protest in the capital, Ankara, writes Stephan Kimmerle, CWI.

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5 November 2008

Turkish dockers fight workplace 'massacres'

GREENWICH UNISON branch was recently visited by an international guest. Cem Dinc is the president of "Limter-Is", the harbour, shipyard, ship construction and repair workers' union of Turkey, writes Onay Kasab, Greenwich Unison.

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25 March 2008

World events and their repercussions

Two extracts from a summary of the present world situation and world relations, written by Peter Taaffe for a meeting taking place this month of representatives from European sections of the Committee for a Workers' International...

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4 March 2008

Turkey's invasion destabilising region

ON 21 February up to 10,000 Turkish troops backed by helicopter gunships and aircraft bombers invaded northern Iraq, writes Dave Carr

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25 October 2007

Turkey's invasion threat increases regional instability

BLOODY FIGHTING between Turkish troops and PKK Kurdish separatist guerrillas on the Turkey/Iraq border has enormously ratcheted-up tensions between the two countries...

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26 July 2007

Erdogan's election victory reveals Turkey's faultlines

THE GENERAL election in Turkey took place on 22 July and, as expected, the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) was returned to power with 47% of the popular vote compared to the 20% for the opposition Republican People...

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10 May 2007

Turkey: "No to coups, no to sharia"

TURKEY IS engulfed in political and constitutional crisis, with huge street protests in Ankara and Istanbul...

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29 March 2007

Turkish state attacks Kurdish protestors

DESPITE THE Turkish government attacking and banning demonstrations on Newroz day, (21 March), hundreds of thousands of Kurdish people took to the streets, demonstrated and called for freedom...

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22 February 2007

No to Trident!

RIDING PILLION behind Bush, Blair has embroiled Britain in disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

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10 August 2006

Inspiring film of GAMA struggle

IF YOU want to show a film at a Socialist Party or trade union meeting that inspires people to struggle against the bosses' system then you should get a copy of the DVD about the action by the Turkish migrant workers employed by Turkish multinational Gama in Ireland last year...

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29 November 2003

'Yes to peace, no to war'

GEORGE BUSH and Tony Blair seized upon the news of the latest suicide bombings in Turkey to justify their occupation of Iraq, as part of the 'war on terror'...

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4 April 2003

Kurds - A History Of Western Betrayals

THE US is using armed Kurdish groups in the north of Iraq as a proxy army against Saddam Hussain's forces...

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7 March 2003

Bush's Bribes And Dirty Tricks

DESPITE SOME hefty arm twisting and dangling a $30 billion carrot in front of Turkey's political leaders, a US plan to use that country's military bases to launch a northern invasion of Iraq has come unstuck

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