National Sections of the L5I:

Turkey

Turkey: workers unite against crisis – May Day in Taksim Square at last

The pressure from trade unionists and left activists wanting to march on May Day, forcing the government to legalise the event shows an upsurge in militancy says Peter Main Read more...

Turkey’s Tekel workers fight on

The struggle has reached fever pitch in Turkey, with a million workers across 82 provinces joining a one-day general strike in defence of 12,000 former Tekel workers. An indefinite general strike has now been called for 26 May. Read more...

Turkey: Tekel workers in crucial battle with state

Thousands of workers in the alcohol and tobacco industry are in a major struggle. Marcus Hallaby reports Read more...

Workers occupy Turkish textile factory

Members of the League for he Fifth İnternational visitied workers at a factory that has been occupied in a dispute over wages Read more...

“Mystery” of the (Internationally Ignored) Mardin Massacre

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May Day in Istanbul: Tear gas and robocops prevent rally in Taksim Square

On May Day Taksim Square, Istanbul's largest and 20,000 police, many of them in full riot gear, occupied a major tourist and shopping centre. Read more...

Turkey's war on the Kurds

Turkey is preparing for an assault on Kurdish rebels operating from Iraqi Kurdistan, writes Mark Booth Read more...

The Army or the Mosque?

The mass demonstrations in Turkey and the political manoeuvrings by the military and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have exposed the contradiction that exists at the heart of Turkish politics. The battle lines are drawn around the fight for secularism against an encroaching Islamisation of society by the AKP, yet this is not the full story. Read more...