GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

By Mike Talavera Dr. Banu Büyükavcı, Dr. Sinan Aydın, and Sami Solmaz, three political prisoners who had been let out of prison after being arrested in an April 2015 raid for alleged affiliation with the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), were arrested again by German authorities on June 25 at one of the regular hearings that was conditional to their release. The three were part … Continue reading GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement

GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

By Mike Talavera On June 27, a German court sentenced Turkish revolutionary Erdal Gökoğlu to five years in prison for alleged association with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (in Turkish, Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi or DHKP-C). Although the prosecutor in the case was asking for a three-and-a-half-year sentence, the judge exceeded this request for no reason other than political repression. For many years, Gökoğlu has participated in actions … Continue reading GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

GERMANY: Partizan Celebrates Life of İbrahim Kaypakkaya

By Jakob Stein This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the birth of İbrahim Kaypakkaya, and May 18 was the forty-sixth anniversary of his murder in Diyarbakır Prison in Turkey. He was killed in his early twenties after enduring four months of brutal torture, but in his young life he achieved a great deal. Kaypakkaya is responsible for bringing the teachings of Mao to Turkey … Continue reading GERMANY: Partizan Celebrates Life of İbrahim Kaypakkaya

Anti-Imperialist Activist Arrested at Atatürk Airport

By Ed Dalton Revolutionary-democratic and anti-imperialist activist Ekrem Deniz Osmanoğulları, a citizen of Holland who is of Turkish origin, was arrested on September 6th at the Atatürk Airport upon landing in Istanbul. Deniz was charged by the Turkish fascist state for posting on social media networks. The arrest only exposes the level of fascism in the AKP government in Turkey as it desperately attempts to … Continue reading Anti-Imperialist Activist Arrested at Atatürk Airport

Turkish Police Fail to Stop Funerals of Revolutionary Martyrs

By Mike Talavera Earlier this week the fascist Turkish state on two separate occasions deployed contingents of police in an attempt to disrupt the funerals of revolutionary martyrs in Istanbul, Turkey. The night of August 5th in the Munzur Mountains, Maoist guerrillas from the Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TIKKO) clashed with Turkish soldiers, resulting in the deaths of six TIKKO … Continue reading Turkish Police Fail to Stop Funerals of Revolutionary Martyrs