Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)
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

Thousands protest in Buenos Aires amid government-IMF debt talks and other stories

Today we look at a debt restructuring talks between Argentina and the IMF, a workers’ protest against rising costs and poverty in Turkey, and more

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

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

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

Turkey’s government moves court to disband opposition HDP

Turkey’s chief prosecutor has filed a lawsuit in the constitutional court to disband the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples Democratic Party on charges of having links with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Students in Turkey continue protests in defense of academic autonomy

The protests in Turkey began on January 4 against the appointment of Melih Bulu, an outsider and loyalist of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as rector of Boğaziçi University. They have continued despite hundreds of arrests by the police

Braving crackdown, Turkish students resist Erdogan’s bid to subjugate universities

Students and teachers of Boğaziçi University and across Turkey have been protesting the undemocratic appointment of Erdogan loyalist Melih Bulu as the institution’s rector

Turkish communists criticize Erdogan’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

The decision of right-wing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to permit worship at the Hagia Sophia Museum has been widely condemned as a ploy to appease Muslim hardliners

Refugee crisis Turkish blackmail worsens situation for refugees

The Turkey-Greece borders are on alert as Turkey allows thousands of refugees to cross over to Europe. The move is being viewed as an attempt by the Turkish government to blackmail the European Union (EU) to support its imperialist designs in the Syrian conflict

Turkish communists Turkish Communists hold gatherings in Istanbul and Izmir

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) organized events over two days, December 22-23, in preparation for the upcoming struggles in the new year

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