National Sections of the L5I:

Turkey

Call for release of arrested Turkish activists

The League for the Fifth International has received the following press
release and appeal from the MLKP, a prominent participant in the
anti-imperialist space at the Athens European Social Forum. The MLKP have been extremely active in opposing Turkey’s support for the US-Israeli atrocities in Lebanon and Palestine. These courageous actions have brought down the wrath of the Turkish state with 23 activists taken into custody on the 8th - 9th September. Read more...

London ESF: L5I gives revolutionary lead to the Istanbul preparatory meeting

The European Social Forum 2004 Preparatory Assembly gathered on 16-18 April in Istanbul. A “programme workgroup” held on the afternoon of Friday 15 April was effectively an assembly session too. Of the several hundred activists present, naturally a far larger proportion came from Turkey, Greece, Hungary and the Balkans. Read more...

London ESF: Istanbul preparatory meeting must place the Assembly of the Social Forums at the centre of the London ESF

L5I members present at the Istanbul Preparatory Assembly of the 2004 European Social Forum during the weekend 16-18 April proposed a number of measures to try and ensure the ESF in London in October is a success. Read more...

A new superpower in the Middle East?

The end of March, Nowruz—Kurdish New Year, saw a massive upsurge in fighting between the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and the Turkish army. Fighting centred around towns in the Kurdish areas of south east Turkey near the Iraqi and Syrian border. Read more...