Erdogan

MIDDLE EAST

What Lies After the Turkey Referendum

April 15, 2017 | With two days left until the constitutional referendum vote in Turkey on April 16th, there are still a myriad of potential scenarios and outcomes. Regardless of the result of the vote, the left (...)

Yasemin Yilmaz

GUEST POST

Turkey’s Referendum and its Aftermath

April 12, 2017 | Those who thought that the referendum would be a piece of cake for the government given the countrywide state of emergency were proven wrong.

Başlangıç magazine

TURKEY

The Road Ahead for Turkey: Approaching the Last Exit?

January 23, 2017 | On the eve of a constitutional referendum, the opposition in Turkey is quickly approaching what could be its last window of opportunity to push for democratization.

Yasemin Yilmaz

MIDDLE EAST

Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

January 06, 2017 | Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist shift does not herald stability for the ruling class, (...)

Barış Yıldırım
Foti Benlisoy

TURKEY

‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?

November 30, 2016 | The rise of the so-called illiberal democracies is the continuity of neoliberalism.

Foti Benlisoy

MIDDLE EAST

The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria

September 14, 2016 | The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war— the (...)

Claudia Cinatti

TURKEY

Turkey launches ground operation in Syria

August 25, 2016 | Although Turkish army claims to be fighting ISIS to legitimize the invasion, its real objective is to stop the advance of Kurdish militia, the only progressive force on the ground.

Mehmet Yılmaz

TURKEY

Failed Coup: A Springboard to Bonapartism

August 09, 2016 | On July 15, the world watched as an attempted military coup against President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took place in Turkey. The putschists’ eventual (...)

Baran Serhad

TURKEY

Hope is with the youth, the Kurds and the working class

July 23, 2016 | Erdoğan has used the coup as an excuse for a drastic authoritarian turn. We interviewed Yunus Özgür, a young Turkish student who currently lives in Germany.

Kaan Onat

TURKEY

Erdoğan Declares State of Emergency

July 21, 2016 | Following last week's attempted coup, Turkish President Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency, signaling the real “coup” against workers' and people's freedoms.

Mehmet Yılmaz

TURKEY

VIDEO: Turkey After the Failed Coup

July 19, 2016 | Interview with Baran Serhad, Kurdish editor of Klasse gegen Klasse.

Klasse Gegen Klasse
LaIzquierdaDiario.es

TURKEY

No to the coup, no to the AKP!

July 17, 2016 | The Islamist AKP government under President Erdoğan will use the attempted military coup as an opportunity to recover its tarnished image, and to install an authoritarian presidential system.

Mehmet Yılmaz

TURKEY

Turkey Hit Again by Attacks

June 29, 2016 | The recent airport attack in Istanbul is the eleventh attack since mid-2015. At the same time, the Erdogan government has redoubled repression throughout the country and heightened the war (...)

Barış Yıldırım

Kurdistan

Kurdish Resistance Against the Occupation

December 28, 2015 | The situation in Northern Kurdistan continues to escalate: the Kurdish cities are under military siege. The Turkish state murders to seize control. The Kurdish youth however resists heroically. (...)

Baran Serhad
Suphi Toprak

TURKEY

Kurdistan Workers’ Party: Then and Now

December 11, 2015 | The 37th Anniversary of the founding congress of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) took place recently in Turkey. On November 27, 1978, the party’s founding resolution emerged at a secret meeting (...)

Suphi Toprak
Baran Serhad

TURKEY

What’s Next After the AKP’s Bloody Electoral Victory?

November 13, 2015 | After the newly called elections, there is an atmosphere of defeat. The AKP managed to win the elections after an intense campaign of violence. A new wave of neoliberal offensives awaits at the (...)

Baran Serhad