Turkey after the attempted coup

An interview with Ron Margulies (DSIP, Turkey) for the magazine of the IS Tendency’s fraternal organisation in Germany. by Tilman von Berlepsch After the attempted coup d’état of the Turkish military, Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency. What powers does he have and how does he use them? Most crucially, the state of emergency gives the government the power to... Read More

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... Read More

Solidarity with Cizre, freedom for the Kurdish people!

The Turkish government’s decision to re-start the war against the Kurdish people this summer has led to clashes between the army and the PKK, with dozens of soldiers, police officers and Kurdish fighters dead. This has, as usual, been accompanied by a wave of racist demonstrations organised by the fascists all around Turkey and massive state repression and violence against civilians... Read More

No to AKP-US intervention, victory to the Syrian revolution!

Joining the imperialist coalition against ISIS, the Turkish state has begun to bomb Syria following its compromise with the US to open up the Incirlik airbase in return for bombing the PKK in Kandil. As part of this agreement of joint action between the Ak Party and the US, by giving air support to some groups in the region they are working towards forming an “ISIS-free zone”... Read More

Uluslararası Sosyalist Akım’dan Ortadoğu’daki yeni savaş üzerine açıklama

NATO ülkelerini ve Arap rejimlerini kucaklayan bir “gönüllüler koalisyonu”nun başını çeken ABD, Ortadoğu’da yeni bir savaş başlattı. Barack Obama ve diğer Batı liderleri, bu müdahalenin George W Bush’un Ortadoğu’daki askeri macerasından çok farklı olduğunu söylüyorlar. Amaç, basitçe, İslam Devleti, IŞİD, Irak Levant İslam Devleti (ISIL) gibi... Read More

DSIP: The Prime Minister and ministers must go!

Murder was committed in Soma by the government and the bosses. This was not an accident, but mass murder, committed openly and publicly. The official announcement is that 284 miners are dead, but we know that there are still many miners underground who have not been reached. The miners’ relatives booing Prime Minister Erdoğan and the protests across the country show that anger... Read More

Dogan Tarkan: A personal tribute

I first met Dogan Tarkan in the mid-1980s. He was then living in exile in London. He had been a leading figure in the Turkish far left during the 1970s, a period of intense class conflict that involved street warfare between the left groups and the extreme right. The military coup of 1980 sent Dogan into exile, along with many other Turkish revolutionaries. It was during this period... Read More

Statement by DSIP (Turkey): Bullets aimed at peace

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) co-founder Sakine Cansiz, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Paris represantative Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were murdered in an armed attack on the Kurdistan Information Bureau in Paris. Greek translation below The purpose of this assassination is clearly to sabotage the peace negotiations between the Turkish government  and the PKK. Such... Read More

DSIP: do not let anyone die in prison! (Turkish / English)

653 Kurdish prisoners in 58 different prisons in Turkey have been on hunger strikes for 42 days. Their demands are the recognition of the right to use one’s mother language in courts and improvements on the conditions of the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. Today, DSIP (Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party) have issued the following press statement on the issue calling... Read More