Middle East

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

MIDDLE EAST

The Carnage of Aleppo

December 23, 2016 | Aleppo is a tragedy. Over a quarter million people have died in the confrontation between the rebels and the forces of the Syrian government.

Juan Cruz Ferre

TURKEY

Three Hypotheses on the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

December 20, 2016 | The assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, occurred against the backdrop of the civil war in Syria. In particular, it takes place amidst the dramatic turn of events (...)

Claudia Cinatti

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

EGYPT

Egyptian Shipyard Workers’ Defiance Sparks Solidarity Movement

September 16, 2016 | Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the (...)

Hisham Fouad

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

MIDDLE EAST

Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left

September 13, 2016 | Once the flagship of US Trotskyism, the US Socialist Workers Party is reduced to a rubber life raft of derailed sectarianism. The SWP was for decades a proponent of the liberation of the (...)

John Leslie

PALESTINE

Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine

August 12, 2016 | We interviewed Ilan Pappé, world-renowned scholar, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and proponent of the BDS movement.

Ilan Pappé

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

PALESTINE

Google Erases Palestine from the Map

August 08, 2016 | Google Maps has erased Palestine from the world map in one unannounced moment, replacing it with the word, “Israel.” By doing so, the multinational giant sinks the stake deeper into the heart of (...)

Tre Kwon

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

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

WORLD CUP

2022 World Cup Qatar: workplace deaths, profits for FIFA

February 23, 2016 | Billion-dollar stadiums and miserable wages for workers. According to a report by the ITUC, thousands will die so that a few can enjoy the World Cup in the stadiums in Qatar.

Esquerda Diario