Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

Photo: Turkish Parliament approved the deployment of troops to support the UN-installed Libyan Government of National Accord on Thursday By Jennifer Kelly On Sunday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish military units have begun moving into Libya to support the UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the ongoing Libyan civil war. The military agreement with Turkey was requested by the Libyan GNA, among … Continue reading Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

TURKEY: Government Sentences Revolutionary Book Publishers to Prison

Photo: A protester holds a picture of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya as Turkish police look on By Felipe Vera On December 26, the owner of Umut Publishing was sentenced to two years and one month in prison for publishing the collected writings of Communist revolutionary Ibrahim Kaypakkaya in 2018. An operator with Yön Printing was also sentenced to 10 months just for printing the book. After the … Continue reading TURKEY: Government Sentences Revolutionary Book Publishers to Prison

US Allows Turkey To Invade Northern Syria, Attack Kurds

Photo: Tire blockades were ignited in Ras al-Ain, Syria in order to provide smoke cover against Turkish aerial attacks. By Jennifer Kelly and Mike Talavera [Editor’s note: the article has been updated to clarify that Trump was not “rolled” by Erdoğan and that the Turkish offensive, which contributes to the Balkanization of the region and further destabilizes it, is in the interests of US imperialism. … Continue reading US Allows Turkey To Invade Northern Syria, Attack Kurds

Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

Photo: US troops oversee SDF’s removal of fortifications in northern Syrian “Safe Zone.” By Jennifer Kelly   This weekend, Turkey and the United States began joint patrols of the recently established “safe zone” within the Kurdish-controlled area in northeastern Syria. Turkey has made it clear it is not satisfied with the strip of land that has been established as the safe zone. “It seems Turkey’s … Continue reading Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

TURKEY: Molotov Cocktails Hurled at Bank, Government Building

Photo: Aftermath of handmade explosives thrown at private bank in Istanbul. By Jennifer Kelly This week, the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) carried out attacks against a bank and Turkish postal office building in Sarigazi, a predominantly Kurdish district on the eastern outskirts of Istanbul. According to an email received by the revolutionary Turkish newspaper Yeni Demokrasi, TKP/ML militants undertook the actions, and left a … Continue reading TURKEY: Molotov Cocktails Hurled at Bank, Government Building

US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

Photo: Turkish and US military vehicles in Northern Syria By Jennifer Kelly This past Wednesday the US and Turkey began the first phase of a plan to develop a “safe zone” in northern Syria. This puts a halt, at least for now, on Turkish plans for further incursion into the Kurdish-held territory in the north of Syria. There has been much consternation over the details … Continue reading US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

TURKEY: Revolutionary Musicians Grup Yorum Go On Hunger Strike

Photo: Members of Grup Yorum perform in protest of concert ban in Ankara By Mike Talavera Members of the Turkish revolutionary band Grup Yorum, seven of whom are currently in prison, have been on hunger strike for several weeks in protest of repression by the fascist Erdogan administration. The group is demanding that all its members be released, their names be taken off the “terror” … Continue reading TURKEY: Revolutionary Musicians Grup Yorum Go On Hunger Strike