Category: Turkey

Hasan Yıldırım: Thousands of Turkish electricity workers launch wildcat strike wave

Thousands of energy workers in cities across Turkey are going on wildcat strikes against misery contracts imposed on them amid the social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Richard Falk: The Turkish Coup Attempt: Five Years Later

Turkey is likely to continue to hedge its policies, as well as seize its opportunities, by further developing a wide range of positive contacts within the Middle East and beyond

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Arzu Geybullayeva: Women protest across country as Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Heavy police intervention was reported across the country

Sarah Glynn: Turkey’s invasion of northern Iraq could lead to Kurdish civil war

Attendees of a recent peace delegation responding to Turkey’s incursions into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq were detained at Erbil airport

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Elise Boyle Espinosa: Breaking the international silence on Turkey’s aggression

In response to Turkey’s invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan, an international peace delegation traveled to the region in solidarity and to demand an end to the occupation

Progressive International: Defend Kurdistan against Turkish occupation

Allies of the Kurdish people gather in Erbil today to call for solidarity in defense of Kurdistan against Erdoğan’s attacks

Sarah Glynn: Palestinians, Kurds and confusion

Two middle-eastern peoples are struggling for their survival against fascistic colonial powers

Ozlem Goner: Banning the pro-Kurdish HDP in Turkey is a move towards fascism

The government’s attempt to ban Turkey’s third-largest political party is the latest attack against voices of change in the country

John Tully: A century of oppression: The Kurds and the Turkish state

t would be wrong, though, to see the Kurds merely as victims. They have resisted their oppressors, sometimes by armed struggle, at other times by peaceful mass mobilisation

Foteini Bakadima: The EU looks on as the HDP – and democracy itself – falls victim to Erdoğan

Despite Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party being subject to years of harassment, the international community remains silent

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