Turkey

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.

Soldiers walking in field

Armenia and Azerbaijan: On the Brink of War Again?

The clashes in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan could turn into a full-scale conflict involving other regional powers. With economic, health, and ecological crises rising worldwide, geopolitical conflicts and capitalist aggression will also increase.

For the Defense of Rojava Against the Turkish Invasion! Imperialism Out of the Region!

On October 9, the Turkish army began to march across the Syrian-Kurdish border, alongside jihadist militias. With the agreement of its NATO allies, Turkey seeks to expel the Kurds from the border region. We defend the self-determination of the Kurdish nation against the Turkish invasion and demand the expulsion of imperialism and other powers from the region. A statement by the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International (FT-CI) in Europe.

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.