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S-400 US Congressional committee calls for sanctions on Turkey over Russian arms deal

The call to put Turkey under sanctions finds traction in the United States following Erdogan’s visit to Moscow.

Syria safe zone Turkey’s imperialist ambitions behind its “safe zone” in Syria

Despite Syrian opposition, oil rich regions in the country’s north-east is set to be divided between the United States and Turkish controlled areas.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

protest-kurdish-turkey Turkish police brutally crush protests against removal of Kurdish mayors

Many Kurdish lawmakers, journalists and civilian protesters suffered injuries at the hands of the riot police. Tear gas bombs, batons and high pressure water cannons were used to suppress the protests.

Turkey Mayors Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors, detains over 400 for PKK links

The three mayors, alleged to have links with the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party, will be replaced by state-appointed governors. Protests broke out in the cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin over the incident

syria-turkey Syrian government regains control over Khan Sheikoun in Idlib province

The government offensive against the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham forces may end the nine-year-long war in Syria. The group has been in control of areas in the Idlib province, which lies on the border with Turkey.

Turkey anti-mining Protest Massive protests break out in Turkey against mining in the Kaz mountain region

Protesters said that the development of the mine in the Kaz mountains would lead to the poisoning of the local water supply and water in the dam in the nearby Canakkale city

Turkey deports refugees back to Syria

Refugees are facing increasing hostility by xenophobic movements in the country which have been growing in strength

Istanbul re-election Istanbul defies Erdogan again, re-elects opposition mayor

Ekrem İmamoğlu won the mayoral elections with a higher margin than the last election in March. The earlier round was nullified by Turkey’s electoral authority, reportedly at the instigation of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Thousands of Kurds continue hunger strike in support of Abdullah Öcalan

It’s been 199 days since MP Leyla Güven began her hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and Kurds from around the world have joined the protest in solidarity.

Outrage in Turkey as Erdogan calls for election re-run in Istanbul

Opposition parties claim that the Supreme Election Council nullified last month’s results due to pressure from Ergodan’s party who lost the bid

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-15 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 15

In this episode, we look into the workers’ struggles in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and South Africa. We also report on the victory of the first communist mayor in Turkey’s local body polls.

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