Ankara bomb attacks: Blood on Erdoğan’s hands

Over a hundred are dead and scores more seriously injured after a bomb attack on a peace rally in the Turkish capital, Ankara. We offer our condolences to the family, friends and comrades of those killed, and we stand in solidarity with all those demanding justice. The rally, called by trade unions, was unarmed and peaceful. It sought to end the Turkish state’s war against the Kurdish people, which resumed in July when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government ended the peace process. The... Read More

Syria, Iraq and the movement of refugees

21 September 2015 A research paper by Christine Buchholz (Die Linke member of parliament) and Frank Renken Translated by Ben Windsor In recent days three related questions have been sharply posed. Die Linke must find answers to them: i) The principal cause of the mass exodus of refugees to Europe is the war in Syria and Iraq. How can the wars in the Near and Middle East be stopped? ii) The aerial bombardment by the US-led forces in Iraq and Syria have lasted one year but there... Read More