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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.

Claudia Cinatti

October 9, 2020

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.

Philippe Alcoy

September 29, 2020

Turkey and Greece Face Off for Oil and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

The dispute for the control over hydrocarbons discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean is re-configuring the links between two powers that are at a crossroads while also facing severe domestic issues.

Salvador Soler

September 9, 2020

In Turkey, Seven Women Are On Trial for Playing “A Rapist in Your Way”

Seven women were arrested in Istanbul after performing the iconic dance "A Rapist in Your Way." The state prosecutor is pushing for sentences of up to two years in prison.

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.

Barış Yıldırım

April 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 Serhad

September 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 Flakin

March 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 Robles

February 28, 2018