Barış is a socialist based in Istanbul.
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.
Barış YıldırımApril 12, 2019
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.
Barış YıldırımJanuary 6, 2017
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.
Barış YıldırımJune 15, 2016