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Sivas massacre Turkey Communist party vows to continue fight for a “secular Turkey” on 30th anniversary of Sivas massacre

37 people, including 33 activists of the Turkish Communist Party (TKP), were burnt to death in a fire started by religious fanatics and right-wing mobs in Sivas in central Turkey in 1993

Erdogan wins Turkish elections Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan secures another term following runoff election

Erdoğan secured 52.16% of votes in the May 28 run-off against opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu who won 47.84% votes, as per an unofficial media tally. The incumbent president’s People’s Alliance secured a majority in parliament in the May 14 polls

Turkey elections Erdoğan upsets opposition hopes of victory, run-off with Kılıçdaroğlu expected in Turkey’s presidential race

The incumbent People’s Alliance led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) secured a majority with close to 50% of all votes and 321 seats in the 600-seat parliament. For the post of president, a run-off will most likely be held two weeks from now as neither Recep Tayyib Erdoğan nor Kemal Kılıçdaroğluere was able to secure 50%+1 votes

In Turkish elections, will unprecedented legitimacy crisis bring down Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

Anıl Çınar of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey explains the economic woes facing the Turkish people and the strategies of the capitalists over the years, and also talks about the role of Erdogan in these strategies.

In Turkish elections, will unprecedented legitimacy crisis bring down Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

Anıl Çınar of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey talks about the elections that will be held on May 14, the project of President Erdogan’s AKP, and the failures of opposition over the years which have enabled his fundamentalist agenda

Turkey’s crucial elections are set to go down to the wire

The majority of left parties are backing opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu as president against incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is facing his toughest elections in the last two decades

Turkish elections Center-left Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu will be opposition coalition’s joint candidate against Erdoğan in Turkey’s upcoming presidential elections 

The pro-Kurdish HDP has expressed its willingness to extend conditional support to Kılıçdaroğlu, who is the leader of the the Turkish parliament’s second largest party, the CHP 

Turkish elections (1) Turkish elections to be held on May 14, Erdoğan faces a tough challenge

The upcoming elections are set to be the biggest challenge for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with polls showing that the opposition has a slight advantage.

HDP Turkey Turkish court suspends public funding to left-wing HDP, the third-largest party in parliament 

The move is being seen as part of the larger political persecution unleashed by Erdoğan’s government, which is likely to face a stiff challenge in the upcoming national elections

Turkey announces 55% increase in minimum wage, unions call it inadequate and an election stunt

Consistently high inflation has led to a decrease in purchasing power, and a majority of the working class are struggling to meet their basic needs in Turkey

Leftist parties in Turkey form new political coalition

The new alliance, the Union of Socialist Forces, has resolved to put an end to the conservative rule in Turkey led by Erdoğan and the AKP, as well as defend secularism and withdraw from NATO

Istanbul convention Turkey Top court upholds Erdoğan’s decision to withdraw Turkey from Istanbul Convention

After a year of pressure from opposition parties and rights groups, the court ruled to uphold the Turkish president’s unilateral decision to withdraw from a binding convention that seeks to protect women and girls from violence