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The Road Ahead for Turkey: Approaching the Last Exit?

The aftermath of the coup and Erdogan’s management of the situation on the night of the attempt, have presented him with a blank check to use and further expand the police state that he had already created two years ago. On the eve of a constitutional referendum, the opposition in Turkey is quickly approaching what could be its last window of opportunity, for the foreseeable future, to push for democratization.

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.

‘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.

The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria

The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war– the distinction between “friend or foe”. This article provides a brief overview of the opposing parties.

Turkey launches ground operation in Syria

Although Turkish army claims to be fighting ISIS to legitimize the invasion, its real objective is to stop the advance of Kurdish militia, the only progressive force on the ground.

Failed Coup: A Springboard to Bonapartism

On July 15, the world watched as an attempted military coup against President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took place in Turkey. The putschists’ eventual surrender does not in any way signify an end to the permanent crisis of Erdoğan regime.

Hope is with the youth, the Kurds and the working class

More than 45,000 workers have been suspended and more than 8,000 are being held. The declaration of the “State of Emergency” is part of a bonapartist offensive by Erdoğan. In this interview Kaan Onat, a young Turkish militant in Germany analyzes the situation for youth, workers and the universities.

Erdoğan Declares State of Emergency

Following last week’s attempted coup, Turkish President Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency, signaling the real “coup” against workers’ and people’s freedoms.

No to the coup, no to the AKP!

The Islamist AKP government under President Erdoğan will use the attempted military coup as an opportunity to recover its tarnished image, and to install an authoritarian presidential system.