Turkish government moves to ban pro-Kurdish HDP

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

The authoritarian government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey moved to ban the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the nation’s third-largest and chief opposition party, March 18. The HDP was formed in 2012 to represent the fight for national rights of…


Students in Turkey protest regime imposing new rector

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

For over a month students in Turkey have been mounting protests at Bogazici University in Istanbul, one of the country’s most prestigious schools. They’re calling for the resignation of a new rector appointed at the beginning of January by President…


Turkish, Greek rulers’ rivalry heats up in the Mediterranean

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Map shows disputed areas between rulers of Greece, Turkey, other regimes in the region and imperialist powers as result of intensified competition amid the deepening crisis of capitalism.

Mounting competition and threats over the plunder of oil and gas resources between several rival capitalist powers across the eastern Mediterranean lies behind stepped-up clashes between the rulers of Turkey and Greece. These conflicts are exacerbated by pressure from the…


Syrian, Turkish forces clash in Idlib as 9-year civil war widens

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

The Syrian and Turkish governments are intensifying airstrikes on each other’s forces as they fight over control of Syria’s Idlib province, a region held by armed groups opposed to the Bashar al-Assad regime. Alongside the two fighting forces, Moscow, Tehran…


Assad regime offensive in Syria brings devastation

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

The offensive against rebel forces and civilians in Syria’s Idlib province carried out by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its backers in Moscow and Tehran has intensified since December. The assaults have forced 800,000 people to flee their homes, the…


Halt Ankara’s assault against the Kurds in north Syria!

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

Aiming to deal blows to the Kurdish peoples’ struggle for national rights, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun airstrikes on the Kurdish-controlled region of northeastern Syria. President Donald Trump announced Oct. 6 the withdrawal of some U.S. troops in…


Working class is the defender of learning and culture

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

When long-time reader Ray Parsons sent us the clipping that this article is based on, he commented it “illustrates that yes, it’s the working class that is the real defender of learning and culture. A point that the Socialist Workers…


Turkish rulers threaten to attack Kurds seeking autonomy in Syria

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent the last few weeks repeatedly threatening to unleash a military assault on Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that control a swathe of eastern Syria. These forces have won a measure of autonomous rule…


US, Turkish rulers clash over course in Mideast

SWP: 'Stand with working people in Turkey'
Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Turkish government has let U.S. forces use Incirlik base in Adana, Turkey, above, for decades. But disputes between U.S. and Turkish governments have heated up in wake of Syrian civil war.

Sharpening disputes between the propertied rulers in the U.S. and Turkey over their conflicting economic, political and military interests in Syria and more broadly in the region lie behind the current trade sanctions being imposed back and forth between the…


Kurds fight Turkish rulers invasion of Afrin in Syria

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Thousands in Qamishli, Kurdish area of Syria, protest Jan. 30 against Turkish war on Afrin.

The capitalist rulers in Turkey continue their punishing bombardment and ground invasion against the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria. As the seven-year-long Syrian civil war grinds on, the ruling classes in the U.S., Russia, Iran and other capitalist…