Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
British journalist speaks out on detention en route to cover the elections in Nicaragua

The three day detention of Steve Sweeney, the only journalist from Britain’s media who was due to cover Nicaragua’s election, is part of the multi-pronged campaign to subvert the country’s self-determination

Despite opposition, Turkish parliament extends mandate of military deployment and aggression in Syria and Iraq

Turkey has occupied a large part of Syrian territory, citing threats from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the inflow of refugees. However, Syria has accused it of supporting rebel fighters and prolonging the war

With threats to foreign diplomats, Turkey’s Erdogan unleashes another distraction drive

Faced with an economy in doldrums and falling approval ratings, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has resorted to his usual tactic of indulging nationalistic rhetoric, this time against western ambassadors. Critics have called it an attempt to divert attention from pressing issues

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.

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  

Thousands protest on Canada Day amid discoveries of unmarked graves and other stories

Today we look at the protests held on Canada Day following the discovery of unmarked graves, the legalization of abortion in Hidalgo, Mexico, and more

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.

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