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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.