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Turkey protests Communists demand ouster of US military and NATO from Turkey

Communist parties in Turkey and Greece have resolved to put forth a consolidated struggle against the NATO alliance, imperialist wars and capitalist barbarism

Syrian refugees in Turkey Turkey is aiming to repatriate over one million Syrian refugees, claims Erdogan 

Nearly four million Syrian refugees in Turkey are facing increased xenophobia with most of the opposition blaming them for the current economic problems and demanding their repatriation 

Osman Kvala sentenced Turkey Rights groups condemn life sentence to Turkish philanthropist-activist Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala and seven others were sentenced to long terms in prison on charges of “conspiring to overthrow the government” during the 2013 Gezi protests and involvement in the 2016 coup attempt

Iraq demands halt to Turkish attacks in Kurdistan region, denies cooperating with offensive

Turkey, a NATO member, began its land and air invasion inside northern Iraq on April 17. It is targeting the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syrian YPG militia

Turkish health workers intensify protests amid soaring inflation and poor working conditions

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) and other health workers’ organizations organized country-wide industrial actions on February 8. This is part of a wave of workers’ uprisings against rising living expenses and soaring inflation

Refugee deaths at Greece-Turkey border At least 12 refugees die of cold on Greece-Turkey border 

Both Turkey and Greece have blamed each other for the tragic deaths, with the Turkish interior minister calling the European Union’s policy of pushing back refugees “inhuman”

Turkish journalist arrested Turkey arrests prominent journalist for “insulting” president

The arrest of Sedef Kadaf once again highlights the ongoing persecution of journalists and opposition leaders under the right-wing government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey

White coats shine a light on Turkey’s precarious health system

Health workers of all profiles continue to protest difficult working conditions, low salaries and workplace violence in Turkey

Turkey minimum wage Turkish left calls minimum wage hike insufficient

After months of negotiations and protests, the right-wing AKP government announced on Thursday that the minimum wage will increase next year to 4,250 Turkish Lira from the current 2,850 Turkish Lira. This is against the unions’ demand of a minimum wage of at least 5,200 Turkish Lira

Workers Rally - Turkey 1 Massive workers’ mobilization in Turkey demands fair minimum wage

In a massive rally in Istanbul called by the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DiSK), workers demanded an increase in the minimum wage in the country to at least 5,200 Turkish Lira (USD 358.80) in order to meet their basic needs

Turkey workers' protest Trade unions in Turkey call for demonstrations demanding revision in minimum wage

The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey has said that the current national minimum wage is not sufficient for workers to meet their basic needs amid rising prices and an economic crisis intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic

Turkish women's march Turkish women demanding end to violence attacked by security forces

The march was taken out to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and demand that the Erdogan government rejoin the Istanbul convention from which it withdrew in July

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