Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Türkiye imposes trade restrictions with Israel

Since Israel began its genocidal war on Gaza, Türkiye withdrew its ambassador from Israel and backed South Africa’s genocide suit against it in the International Court of Justice

Turkish President Erdogan makes rare visit to Cairo ending decade-long hostility

The Turkish and Egyptian Presidents demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The countries have been at odds since the coup that overthrew then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013

Turkish communists protest NATO expansion as parliament votes to lift veto on Sweden’s entry

Various communist groups in Turkey have reiterated their demand for Turkey’s exit from NATO and the closure of all NATO bases in the country

Turkish Medical Association confronts new wave of attacks

The board of the Turkish Medical Association was dissolved by a court decision. This is the latest in a long list of repressive acts faced by the organization

India G20 meeting G20 meeting reiterates urgent needs for reforms in global financial institutions

Some countries also extended their solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemned the Israeli war in Gaza during the virtual meeting

Assad on Syrian refugees Destruction of Syrian economy by war and sanctions preventing return of refugees, claims Assad

Nearly half of Syria’s pre-war population of a little over 20 million was displaced due to the war which began in 2011. Almost six million of those displaced have become refugees, mostly in neighboring countries

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Vilnius Summit A dark day for peace: Communists slam Sweden’s likely accession to NATO

As Turkey agreed to lift its veto on Sweden’s accession to NATO, communists in these countries condemned the expanding footprint of the military alliance and the accompanying militarization

Biden UK visit What to expect from NATO summit 2023

The NATO Vilnius summit’s decisions will reckon with the ground reality of the withering of NATO’s hopes to defeat Russia in the battlefield. Thus, it is slowly emerging that there shall not be a NATO membership for Ukraine

NATO Vilnius summit NATO summit in Vilnius set to escalate militarism across the world

The 2023 NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania will be attended by leaders of its 31 member countries, along with Ukraine, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand

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

Merdan Yanardağ Turkish journalist Merdan Yanardağ arrested for criticizing government’s treatment of Abdullah Ocalan

Merdan Yanardağ, a prominent Turkish television journalist, was arrested after he criticized Turkish authorities for not allowing Ocalan to meet his family members and his lawyer

Pride parade arrests Turkey Turkish LGBTQ activists celebrating Istanbul pride week face government crackdown

More than 100 activists were detained briefly in Istanbul on June 25, for participating in a LGBTQ pride march in the city. The government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been accused of pursuing anti-LGBTQ politics and promoting social conservatism