Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkish troops in Libya Turkey announces troop deployment in Libya

The move is being seen as part of Turkey’s attempts to consolidate its position as a regional hegemon. The actual deployment of troops will take place once the Turkish parliament ratifies the decision

Turkey-GNA deal As the war in Libya escalates, external powers compete over its resources

The proxy war being waged in Libya for almost a decade has heated up with regional and international powers, including Turkey, competing for greater control over the region’s resources

Protesters across the world condemn Erdoğan's invasion of northeastern Syria_ Protesters across the world condemn Erdoğan’s invasion of northeastern Syria

Protesters condemned the offensive as yet another attempt by Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan to suppress the struggles of Kurdish people.

Hybrid wars are destroying democracies, historian Vijay Prashad says

The Indian researcher also spoke with Brasil de Fato about BRICS, fascism, and working-class organization

Turkey anti-mining Protest Massive protests break out in Turkey against mining in the Kaz mountain region

Protesters said that the development of the mine in the Kaz mountains would lead to the poisoning of the local water supply and water in the dam in the nearby Canakkale city

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 41

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests related to the Unnao rape case, the deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey and the protests against labor reform bills in Costa Rica

Turkey deports refugees back to Syria

Refugees are facing increasing hostility by xenophobic movements in the country which have been growing in strength

Istanbul re-election Istanbul defies Erdogan again, re-elects opposition mayor

Ekrem İmamoğlu won the mayoral elections with a higher margin than the last election in March. The earlier round was nullified by Turkey’s electoral authority, reportedly at the instigation of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Outrage in Turkey as Erdogan calls for election re-run in Istanbul

Opposition parties claim that the Supreme Election Council nullified last month’s results due to pressure from Ergodan’s party who lost the bid

Kurdish Movement and the Fight for Radical Change: In Conversation with Erol Polat

Erol Polat of the Kurdish National Congress spoke to Peoples Dispatch in Venezuela about the current struggles facing the Kurdish people who organize within Kurdish territories and in exile

Turkey gets first communist mayor as Erdogan suffers a blow in local body polls

The Communist Party of Turkey’s Fatih Mehmet Maçoğlu emerged victorious in the city of Tunceli. Meanwhile, the Peoples Alliance led by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost power in key metros, including Ankara and Istanbul

US troops US to keep 200 ‘peacekeeping’ troops in Syria, despite planned withdrawal

The decision to maintain some military presence in Syria is seen as a move aimed at protecting Kurdish groups aligned with the United States and a possible establishment of “safe zones” along the country’s northern border with Turkey.

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