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Foti Benlisoy

Shifting Relations Between Turkey and the U.S. and the State of the Turkish Left

Left Voice recently spoke with Foti Benlisoy of Başlangıç Dergisi, a socialist organization in Turkey, to discuss the political context and changing dynamics between Turkey and the U.S. in the wake of upcoming elections.

Foti Benlisoy

January 4, 2018

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.

Foti Benlisoy

January 6, 2017

‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?

The marriage between capitalism and democracy was one of convenience or interest, the product of a very specific period. The divorce between 'the markets' and democracy is not an issue of these recent years, but dates back to the beginnings of neoliberalism.

Foti Benlisoy

November 30, 2016