What Is behind the Confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Armenia and Azerbaijan are on the brink of a new war for control over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Although the conflict is so far driven by local tensions, regional and global geopolitical factors also play a part, particularly the relations established in the recent wars in the Middle East.
Claudia CinattiOctober 9, 2020
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
A Fight for Power: Trump, Erdogan and the Working Class
Relations between the United States and Turkey are at a low point. While Trump’s “America first” policy slows down the Turkish bourgeoisie’s drive for independence as a regional power, Turkish President Recep Erdogan is trying to overcome his country’s economic crisis at the workers’ expense.
Baran SerhadSeptember 5, 2018
Erdogan Has Left-Wing University Students from Istanbul Arrested
Students at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul were protesting against an action by Islamist students in support of the Turkish army's war in Afrin. Now, the protestors have been arrested by police. The country's president has vowed that they will be expelled because they are "terrorists".
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 25, 2018
The Women’s Movement in Turkey
Ecehan Balta of the socialist collective Başlangıç Kolektifi speaks about socialism, the women’s movement and the International Women’s Strike.
Amelia RoblesFebruary 28, 2018
Ecological Crisis and Capitalist Accumulation in Contemporary Turkey
Left Voice interviews Turkish environmentalist, Zafer Ülger.
Amelia RoblesFebruary 26, 2018
Stop the War on Afrin!
The Turkish Armed Forces -supported by Free Syrian Army groups- have started an air and land offensive on the predominantly Kurdish town of Afrin in Northern Syria, from multiple fronts at the same time.
Başlangıç DergisiFebruary 2, 2018
Police Raid in Munich: Special Forces Burst into Apartment Because of a Ypg-Flag on Private Facebook Page
This morning at 6 AM, ten heavily armed special forces of German police executed a search warrant in Munich in an investigation over a picture of a flag of the Kurdish militia YPG posted on a private Facebook profile. During the raid the behavior of police was both sexist and racist.
Baran SerhadAugust 17, 2017
What Lies After the Turkey Referendum
With two days left until the constitutional referendum vote in Turkey on April 16th, there are still a myriad of potential scenarios and outcomes. Regardless of the result of the vote, the left will be tasked to navigate a post-referendum political climate, with both considerable possibilities and challenges.
Yasemin YilmazApril 15, 2017
Turkey’s Referendum and its Aftermath
Only a few days are left before Turkey’s April 16th constitutional referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system. Those who thought that the referendum would be a piece of cake for the government given the countrywide state of emergency were proven wrong.
Başlangıç magazineApril 12, 2017