Author: Barış Yıldırım

Erdoğan’s Electoral Setback and the Path Forward for Socialists

In Turkey’s local elections, the ruling AKP has lost in the country’s two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara. As a result, President Erdoğan is seeking a do-over of the Istanbul vote. Meanwhile, the socialist left largely failed to pursue an independent line during the elections.

Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

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, nor a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism.

Turkey Hit Again by Attacks

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 against the Kurdish population.

Women Workers Picket Avon in Turkey

Discrimination towards women has always had a significant place in AKP’s brand of political Islam, yet young female workers are coming to the forefront of class struggle – as is the case with the picket line outside the Avon warehouse in Gebze.

Erdoğan’s Electoral Setback and the Path Forward for Socialists

In Turkey’s local elections, the ruling AKP has lost in the country’s two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara. As a result, President Erdoğan is seeking a do-over of the Istanbul vote. Meanwhile, the socialist left largely failed to pursue an independent line during the elections.

Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

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, nor a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism.

Turkey Hit Again by Attacks

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 against the Kurdish population.

Women Workers Picket Avon in Turkey

Discrimination towards women has always had a significant place in AKP’s brand of political Islam, yet young female workers are coming to the forefront of class struggle – as is the case with the picket line outside the Avon warehouse in Gebze.