Gerçek, 16 Temmuz 2016
No to the military coup d’état! Not a shred of support to Erdogan and the AKP! The solution is to replace this fight with class struggle!
Gerçek, 3 Temmuz 2016
There has been a massacre in the Ataturk Airport, a terrorist attack which ended the lives of tens of people and wounded hundreds more. At first, we would like to pass our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, we wish the wounded recover soon, and the numbers of casualties not increase.
Gerçek, 2 Temmuz 2016
So here at long last is the final act of betrayal. After years of posturing as the foremost defender of the rights of the Palestinian people, the AKP government of Binali Yıldırım, acting under the authority of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has signed an agreement with the government of Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel. It has sold out the people of Gaza, under a blockade imposed by Israel since the war of aggression waged against this part of Palestine in 2008-2009 by the Zionist state.
Ragıp Zarakolu, 23 Haziran 2016
Hursit Kulter, Sirnak provincial steering committee member of the Democratic Regions Party, was last heard from on 27 May 2016 when he was being arrested by security forces. No word has been received from him since. Cases of disappearance under custody had not been seen for years. This practice was a part of the so-called “1993 concept”, which was, in plain parlance, a dirty war waged on civilian Kurdish politicians in the early 1990s. 2015 witnessed a resurgence of the 1993 concept. The case of Kulter unfortunately seems to threaten a rehash of that hideous policy of disappearance as well....
Gerçek, 2 Haziran 2016
Six women members of the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP) of Turkey are being persecuted for their activity around the International Working Women’s Day. On 6 March 2016, the six women were distributing a DIP leaflet appealing to women to join the action to be held on women’s day in the main square of Çorlu, an industrial working class city west of Istanbul, when police took them under custody because there was reference to state repression of Kurdish women in the text of the leaflet.
Gerçek, 15 Aralık 2015
The conference was held in Istanbul on the 29th of November, 2015. There were two opening speeches at the beginning of the conference, one by Selim Sezer, on behalf of BDS Turkey, and the other by Zeina Hamad from the Palestinian diaspora in Turkey. Sezer’s speech pointed out the importance of the 29th of November, the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, while Hamad underlined that the peoples of Turkey and Palestine find their paths in the poems of Nazım Hikmet and Mahmoud Darwish.
Gerçek, 1 Aralık 2015
The downing of the Russian warplane by the Turkish air force has signalled the threat of an outright regional or even world war with devastating consequences for humanity. This is one episode of the torment to which Syria has been subjected as a result of the intervention of imperialism and the trio Saudi Arabia-Qatar-Turkey pushing their Sunni sectarian agenda. Our parties are resolutely against the further escalation of the tension between the Russian Federation and Turkey and condemn the policies that have led to this delicate situation that threatens a war of catastrophic dimensions.
Gerçek, 16 Kasım 2015
Sungur Savran, a leader of the DIP, was interviewed by Doug Henwood, director of the US radio station Left Business Observer (LBO), on the results of the 1 November 2015 elections in Turkey. Download link: http://shout.lbo-talk.org/lbo/RadioArchive/2015/15_11_05.mp3
Sungur Savran, 20 Ekim 2015
The immense catastrophe that struck Turkey in the streets of Ankara, the capital city, on 10 October, when two bombs exploded in the midst of a thronging crowd of what would possibly turn out to be hundreds of thousands of people, leading to the death of an indefinite number of people, in any case exceeding one hundred, and the wounding of hundreds, some still under the risk of death, is a sharp reminder, if any were needed, that this is a country undergoing a severe political crisis.
Devrimci İşçi Partisi Merkez Komitesi, 11 Ekim 2015
Turkey is rapidly being transformed into another Syria. Terrorists protected by the state explode bombs in the midst of tens, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people in the capital city of Ankara. Over one hundred deaths, close to four hundred wounded… And this massacre is taking place in a Turkey where the government has not lifted a finger to go after the perpetrators of the pre-election explosions in Mersin, Adana and Diyarbakir and the bombing in Suruç on July 20. Thus even before attempting to figure out who the perpetrators are this time, we can point our finger at the AKP...