Turkey
101 years of communist struggle in Turkey

On the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Turkey, Peoples Dispatch spoke to Ekin Sönmez, a member of the party’s Central Committee, about how the party is confronting the urgent challenges facing Turkey’s working class and is deepening the struggle for socialism

What is happening in Turkey?

Despite the announcements from the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that “everything is under control”, Turkey is experiencing one of the deepest crises in recent years. A conversation with Hasan Durkal.

Syrian refugees in Turkey attacked Mob attacks Syrian refugees in Turkey 

The presence of around 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey has often been used by right-wing groups to incite racial hatred and mobilize support for themselves

Greece and Turkey devastated by wildfires

The fires have broken prior records and experts expect that as the climate crisis worsens coupled with neoliberal cuts to the public sector, urgent action is needed.

Wildfires in Turkey Greece Leftist groups call for volunteer effort, slam underfunding as wildfires spread across Turkey, Greece

Extreme weather conditions due to global warming and flawed preventive policies by the governments concerned are said to be the reasons for the extensive spreading of wildfires throughout the Mediterranean

Women rise up in Turkey against 21-year-old’s rape and murder

Femicides and attacks on women have been increasing across Turkey along with the rise in religious conservatism under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s govt.

Womens Protest-Turkey Protests in Turkey against brutal murder of 21-year-old woman

Azra Gülendam Haytaoglu was a student of journalism at Akdeniz University. She was found brutally murdered after being missing since last week  

Women protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul convention 

The conservative government in Turkey led by AKP officially withdrew from the convention which demands signatories make legal and institutional arrangements for protecting women and achieving gender equality

Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

Covid lockdown in Turkey Turkey announces full lockdown following rapid COVID-19 spike

A country of over 85 million people, Turkey has so far recorded more than 4.67 million COVID-19 cases with over 38, 000 deaths. More than a quarter of all infections have been reported after the beginning of April

Trial of Turkish opposition leaders postponed till May 3

The trial of Selahattin Demirtas along with 107 other members of the third largest party in Turkey, HDP, over a 2014 protest has been criticized as political vendetta against the opposition groups by the Erdogan government.

Struggle for democracy in Turkey

President of the HDP party, Ertuğrul Kürkçü, speaks to Vijay Prashad about the latest crackdown by Erdoğan’s government on democracy

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